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What we can learn from the 3,500 Russian Facebook ads meant to stir up U.S. politics – TechCrunch

What we can learn from the 3,500 Russian Facebook ads meant to stir up U.S. politics – TechCrunch On Thursday, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a massive new trove of Russian government-funded Facebook political ads targeted at American voters. While we’d seen a cross section of the ads …

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Twitter endorses the Honest Ads Act, a bill promoting political ad transparency – TechCrunch

Just hours before social media companies face a regulatory reckoning with Facebook’s appearance on the Hill, Twitter is taking a step to get right with Congress. In a series of tweets from its public policy account, Twitter just announced its decision to back the Honest Ads Act, a piece of …

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‘Paid for by’ label will soon be coming to Facebook political ads

Why it matters to you Social media platforms are introducing sweeping changes after tracing some ads back to Russian entities. Facebook is joining Twitter in introducing new policies for political ads without waiting for legislation to catch up. On Friday, October 27, Facebook shared updated plans for improving transparency in …

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Twitter isn’t waiting for new laws before labeling who paid for political ads

Twitter is launching the Advertising Transparency Center after the Russian-bought political ads, along with a new look for political ads. Political ads will be labeled and include who paid for the ad and how much they’re spending. The post Twitter isn’t waiting for new laws before labeling who paid for …

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