Facebook Is Bringing In Stricter Ad Rules For Countries Going To The Polls In The Next Few Months

Facebook is expanding its tools for curbing election interference on its platform to Nigeria, Ukraine, India, and the European Union before they go to the polls in the next few months, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. The world’s largest social network has been criticized for letting bad actors in Russia interfere in the 2016 US presidential election by buying targeted advertising to spread fake news and propaganda, and causing political havoc in countries like the Philippines, Myanmar, and France since then. In Nigeria, which will hold a presidential election on Feb. 16, Facebook will only allow advertisers located in the country to run election-related advertising from Wednesday, Katie Harbath, the company’s director of global politics and government outreach, toldReuters. In Ukraine, which will hold an election on March 31, the same policy will take effect from February.

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