Facebook Brings Stricter Ads Rules to Countries with 2019 Elections

Facebook told Reuters on Tuesday that it would implement several of its political advertising rules and tools to stop election interference in India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before votes occur in the next few months.

Concern about election interference caused by social media has gone up since the amount of disinformation transmitted around the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

last year Facebook introduced several plans to avoid interference issues of political ads. Beginning today in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run electoral ads.

Facebook’s strategy for election security is different depending on different regions, and is still a work-in-progress as they delve into more uncharted territory.

Its varied method also reflects the varied global governments. However, the platform also hopes to have a solution that works with advertisers globally by the end of June, Katie Harbath, Facebook’s director of global politics and outreach, told Reuters.


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