Thursday April 2, 2020

Facebook doesn’t go far enough to counter fake news

The government could simply extend existing broadcasting restrictions on paid political advertising to social media, but there’s no political will to do so

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

22nd April, 2018

Facebook unveiled an awfully cloudy form of transparency during its grilling by an Oireachtas committee last week.The View Ads feature, which will be rolled out in Ireland on April 25, is aimed at helping users understand where an ad originated but it doesn’t go close to far enough.

While being questioned by members of the Oireachtas, Facebook’s number two Joe Kaplan said Ireland would be the second place to receive the feature after...

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