Facebook to Ban Political Ads After US Election

From PC Mag: Social media has been at the center of the 2020 US presidential election, with Facebook taking extra care to avoid the same mistakes it made four years ago.

At least until polls close. The social network plans to temporarily stop running political, electoral, and social issue ads in the US on Nov. 3—after the election is over—"to reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse," according to Guy Rosen, VP of integrity at Facebook, who says "we're not taking our eye off the ball."

The next 26 days are open season for propaganda, though Facebook last month announced a ban on new political ads one week before the election. Advertisers will be notified when the policy is lifted.

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