Tuesday September 22, 2020

Facebook: ‘We’ve learned lessons of 2016 and made big changes’

The social media giant‘s head of public policy says it has improved its monitoring of political advertising since the last US presidential election

6th February, 2020
Russian ‘bad actors’ used Facebook to spread division and misinformation during 2016 US presidential campaign

Election campaigns are now played out as much on social media as they are on the doorsteps, in our newspapers and on TV screens. Candidates, parties and voters have used Facebook and other platforms to make their voices heard in hundreds of elections over the past year.

Most of this activity is good for democracy as voters have new ways to share information and express their views. Candidates can get their ideas out to those...

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