Facebook To Require Disclosure Of Those Who Buy Political Ads
Facebook To Require Disclosure Of Those Who Buy Political Ads
Dems Worry Russia Is STILL Meddling In Our Democracy Through Facebook Guest Post
23 September, 2017, 01:28
The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been seeking to bring Facebook executives before their committee since the company first revealed the existence of the Russian backed ads two weeks ago.
Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to investigators in the US.
Political momentum is building in the United States over a perceived failure on the part of Federal Election Commission to address the growth of online political advertisements on platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter.
USA congressional investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller are examining alleged Russian election interference, which Moscow has denied.
Facebook has repeatedly brushed off calls to make the ads public, with a spokesperson telling Business Insider earlier this month that "Due to both federal law and the fact that investigations are ongoing with the relevant authorities, we're unable to share the ads". But Facebook still won't release them to the public. As part of this co-operation it will share information about 3,000 political advertisements linked to Russian Federation with investigators.
In a separate announcement on Facebook Live, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would now ensure its political ads are more transparent.
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"We don't know what Russiagate is", he added. He said he did not intend for anyone "to use our tools to undermine democracy".
"That's not what we stand for", he said. Now that it does plan to share this data, Facebook users might be concerned about trusting the company with their personal info, especially because it's volunteering this data instead of being forced to share it.
Also Friday, the Kremlin denied it had placed any advertisements on Facebook to influence the US election.
President Trump on Friday deflected concerns that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election in his favor and said the "Fake News Media" wielded the greatest influence with its support of the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
And there'll be much more: The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has said he wants to hold a public hearing next month on Moscow's efforts to manipulate social media as part of its election interference.
"I'm not going to sit here and tell you we're going to catch all bad content in our system. But we can make it harder". The company will add 250 employees to strengthen election-integrity initiatives, expanding its partnerships with election commissions worldwide and sharing information about existing threats to elections. Political ads on social media have thus far escaped the rules that require, for instance, the familiar "I approve this message" tagline on TV spots. Facebook is scrambling to put in place policies and procedures to handle that vast influence in a responsible way.
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