Chair @DamianCollins has written to @facebook's Nick Clegg over changes to political advertising rules ahead of a potential General Election.— Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (@CommonsCMS) October 22, 2019
Facebook have dropped a ban on “deceptive, false or misleading content” in political ads.
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Facebook hired me to head Elections Integrity ops for political ads. I asked if we could scan ads for misinfo. Engineers had great ideas. Higher ups were silent. Free speech is b.s. answer when FB takes $ for ads. Time to regulate ads same as tv and print.https://t.co/eKJmH7Sa7r— Yael Eisenstat (@YaelEisenstat) October 9, 2019
We intentionally made a Facebook ad with false claims and submitted it to Facebook’s ad platform to see if it’d be approved. It got approved quickly and the ad is now running on Facebook. Take a look: pic.twitter.com/7NQyThWHgO— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2019
Here's my free, evergreen solution advice for all tech companies: find unintended consequences of your products before journalists do, and think about how to address them even if you aren't forced to by the law or public pressure, and then those problems won't turn into scandals. https://t.co/IGymNWe2Q4— Sarah Frier (@sarahfrier) October 16, 2019