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Ahead of 2019 polls, Facebook to make stricter rules to check political ads

Facebook will place electoral ads in a searchable online library starting from next month

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda. Buying Facebook ads can widen the audience for such material, but some of those influence efforts may violate election rules and the company's ...

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First Published: Wed, January 16 2019. 10:35 IST