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Feb 11, 2019 11:15 AM 2+ mon ago

Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research

Facebook has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and being amplified on its platform.

A coalition of European academics, technologists and human and digital rights groups, led by Mozilla, has signed an open letter to the company demanding far greater transparency about how Facebook's platform distributes and amplifies political ads ahead of elections to the European parliament which will take place in May.

The company had already announced it will launch some of its self-styled `election security' measures in the EU before then -- specifically an authorization and transparency system for political ads.

Last month its new global comms guy -- former European politician and one time UK deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg -- also announced that, from next month, it will have human-staffed operations ...

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Facebook Continues Transparency Push With View Ads Feature

wired.com     9+ mon ago

You Can Now See All the Ads Facebook Is Running Globally By far the most important action we re taking is going after fake accounts, says Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook s chief operating officer....


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engadget.com     2+ mon ago

Facebook ad blocker safeguards limit political transparency campaigns Its efforts to protect users are having less than pleasant side effe...

Facebook Disables Political Ad Monitoring Tools Used By Transparency Watchdogs

zerohedge.com     2+ mon ago

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:10 Facebook has disabled the ability of third party political transparency advocates to monitor political advertisements placed on the social network - a move described by one of...

Dems push Facebook to fix 'unacceptable' political ad transparency tools

freerepublic.com     5+ mon ago

A pair of Democratic senators on Friday pressed Facebook to fix its political ad transparency tools that reportedly allows users to make misleading claims about who is purchasing an ad. ...

Facebook, Google to pay Washington $450,000 to settle lawsuits over political-ad transparency

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seattletimes.com     4+ mon ago

Seattle Times staff reporter Tech giants Facebook and Google will pay Washington state more than $450,000 to settle twin lawsuits filed by Att...

Facebook will bring political ad transparency tools to India ahead of 2019 elections

Facebook will bring political ad transparency tools to India ahead of 2019 elections

venturebeat.com     4+ mon ago

As India inches closer to its general elections, Facebook announced today that it is bringing transparency to political ads on its platform in the country early next year. This wou...

Facebook rolls out political ad transparency less than a month before polls

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Facebook boosts ad transparency as it braces for elections

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Facebook, Twitter launch new ad transparency tools

nbc-2.com     9+ mon ago

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Facebook, Twitter launch new ad transparency tools

nbcnews.com     9+ mon ago

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Facebook restricts campaigners? ability to check ads for political transparency

theguardian.com     2+ mon ago

Social media network says the change was part of crackdown on third party plug-ins Facebook has restricted the ability of external political transparency campaigners to monitor adverts placed on the ...

Twitter to bring new dashboard for enhanced political ad transparency in India

dailyexcelsior.com     3+ mon ago

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Twitter to bring new dashboard for enhanced political ad transparency in India

livemint.com     3+ mon ago

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Twitter to bring new dashboard for enhanced political ad transparency in India

Twitter to bring new dashboard for enhanced political ad transparency in India

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Twitter collaborates with national election officials around the world, including the Election Commission of India, to ensure advertising by political parties on the platform is tr...

Facebook to tighten political ad rules for 2019 elections

phys.org     3+ mon ago

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Facebook launches tools to improve political ad...

dailymail.co.uk     6+ mon ago

The social media network announced a new authorisation scheme to approve organisations before they can run political adverts on the site. It is also extending its Ad Library to include the UK, which ...

Facebook political ad tools are ripe for trolling

theverge.com     5+ mon ago

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Facebook ?boosts ad transparency? ahead of India general election

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rt.com     2+ mon ago

Facebook India said on Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency to political advertising ahead of a general election ...

Washington State Fines Google, Facebook for Political Ads, Lack of Transparency

sputniknews.com     4+ mon ago

Sputnik International AP Photo / Paul Sakuma 0 0 In June, two lawsuits were filed which claimed that the tech gi...

Facebook Blocks External Agencies From Checking Ads for Political Transparency: Report

Facebook Blocks External Agencies From Checking Ads for Political Transparency: Report

officenewz.com     2+ mon ago

At a time when over a third of the world's population is set to vote in coming months including in India, Facebook has restricted external transparency campaigners from accessing a...

Top Senate Dems blast Facebook for political ad loopholes

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Facebook launches searchable database for U.S. political ad spending

reuters.com     5+ mon ago

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's new searchable database of U.S. political ads reveals that companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Ben & Jerry's and Penzeys Spices are cumulatively spending millions of dollars...

Facebook won't require political ad labels for news outlets

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Expert on Facebook political ads: 'misplaced focus on transparency'

msnbc.com     5+ mon ago

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Facebook exempts news outlets from political ads transparency archive

techcrunch.com     4+ mon ago

The change will also allow news outlets to run "dark post" ads that target specific users but don't appear on their Pages. This will allow them to secretly test different ad variants without being exp...

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Facebook and Twitter launch ad transparency tools ahead of midterms

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Facebook delays mandatory political ad ID checks

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Facebook Temporarily Blocks Pro-Gun Political Ad

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