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TechnologyFacebook tightens political ad rules ahead of 2020 election

17:37  28 august  2019
17:37  28 august  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Facebook tightens rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 election

Facebook tightens rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 election Facebook tightens rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 election

2020 Elections . Facebook implemented restrictions on its political advertising rules in the European Union Friday, in an effort to prevent abuse and interference in the run up to EU Parliament elections in "But we believe that they will help prevent future interference in elections on Facebook .

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc toughened its rules on political advertising in Europe on Friday under pressure from EU regulators to do more to guard against foreign meddling in the bloc's upcoming legislative election .

Facebook says it's taking more steps to protect the 2020 US elections, including stricter identification requirements for people and organizations running political or issue ads. This comes after a "number of cases" where advertisers tried to include misleading disclaimers about who was paying for an ad, the social network said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Facebook tightens political ad rules ahead of 2020 election© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Facebook says these additional steps will help keep elections safe. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook tightens political ad rules ahead of 2020 election© CNET

Facebook says these additional steps will help keep elections safe.

Starting next month, advertisers will be required to provide more information to prove the identify of their organization before Facebook will review and approve their "Paid for by" disclaimer. Ads that don't provide the additional information by mid-October will be paused, Facebook said.

"While the authorization process won't be perfect, it will help us confirm the legitimacy of an organization and provide people with more details about who's behind the ads they are seeing," the company wrote in its blog post.

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Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' .
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday over a speech he made that day at Georgetown University, alleging that the social media founder's comments show "how unprepared Facebook is to handle the 2020 election.""Mark Zuckerberg's speech today shows how little he learned from 2016, and how unprepared Facebook is to handle the 2020 election," Warren tweeted.

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