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Technology Facebook won’t catalog sponsored Mike Bloomberg memes as political ads

17:40  14 february  2020
17:40  14 february  2020 Source:   theverge.com

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Sponsored political memes . From the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City mayor, and All with the caption, “yes this is really # sponsored by @ mikebloomberg .” Donald Trump’s team has spent over million on Facebook ads since May 2018.

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Facebook will allow influencers to produce sponsored content for political campaigns so long as the posts are clearly identified as ads, the company announced on Friday.

Michael Bloomberg wearing a suit and tie© Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Before Friday, Facebook didn’t have any guidelines for influencers who create sponsored content for politicians and political campaigns. But after Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign was found to have paid popular Instagram meme pages for posts, Facebook decided to allow these political paid partnerships.

Sponsored political content will not be placed in Facebook’s political Ad Library unless the creator pays to boost their posts, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to The Verge.

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These rules will only apply in the United States for now, Facebook said.

“Branded content is different from advertising, but in either case we believe it’s important people know when they’re seeing paid content on our platforms,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge. “We’re allowing US-based political candidates to work with creators to run this content, provided the political candidates are authorized and the creators disclose any paid partnerships through our branded content tools.”

The Bloomberg campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

For years, the Federal Trade Commission has required influencers and content creators to clearly label their posts as ads if they’re sponsored. But most of those posts advertise consumer goods like weight loss shakes and clothing. On Thursday, the FTC announced that it would be seeking public comment on whether it should review these rules and inflict harsher penalties for mislabeling content.

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Facebook says Asian mobile networks were running fake news pages .
"Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior" is Facebook's euphemism for nefarious groups doing their best to skew public opinion on the site. Every now and again, the network reveals which nation states are trying to influence people by pretending to be someone else. This time, however, it's not a country that Facebook is jabbing its accusatory fingers at, but Vietnam's state-owned mobile network, its Myanmar-based subsidiary and a PR agency it has connections with.In a statement, Nathaniel Gleicher, head of Facebook's security policy, says that it found 13 accounts and 10 pages linked to the Viettel, Mytel, and Gapit Communications.

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