Facebook to continue allowing false claims in political ads

Facebook to continue allowing false claims in political ads

Facebook is introducing new user controls and features to manage political advertisements but will continue to let political campaigns make false claims in advertisements despite pressure on the tech giant to clamp down on misinformation. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company wants to avoid censoring politicians so users can make their own judgments about the content.

KCooper
KCooper
DrSlushee
DrSlushee 3 months

false is a matter of opinion. at least when it comes to politics

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 3 months

Why is Facebook being criticized for this? Seems sensible to me to let politicians say what they want in their advertising, that way people can judge the politicians for themselves instead of letting Facebook decide for them.

Mitchell
Mitchell 3 months

"False claims"

HueHueo Suezo
HueHueo Suezo 3 months

Last I checked Facebook isn't a fact checking website. I'm not a fan of ZUCC, but his stance on the issue at least sounds a lot more reasonable than what is being demanded of him.

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 3 months

Facebook banning Babylon Bee because hate groups SPLC, ADL, BLM claim that they produce fake news.

Rhokanth
Rhokanth 3 months

I don't see a lot of political ads on facebook. Normally I see scam medicine ads.

npc8472
npc8472 3 months

In news today....Facebook wont censor the people we want so we are running a hit piece on them. In all actuality it's not their job to fact check ads, but we want to put the onus on them to make them look bad for not censoring the folks we want them to. (edit for spelling....damn autocorrect)

IIZard
IIZard 3 months

They'd have to ban cnn

Up
Up 3 months

Who uses Facebook anymore? You shouldn't use FB or Twitter.

Matt
Matt 3 months

Who ever made Facebook the arbiter of truth?

Binx1
Binx1 3 months

Facebook doesn't say it the advertiser pays Facebook to post their ads. Facebook selects who gets to see what ads.

WJ MacKENZIE
WJ MacKENZIE 3 months

When the Zuck, the founder of sellsyourdatabook tells you to chill, maybe you should chill...

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