Facebook Will Be Extending Its Restrictions On Political Advertising To More Regions

According to a report from Reuters this week, Facebook will be implementing new and regulations in several regions within the year, as local elections begin there. Specifically, it will be bringing restrictions to Nigeria, Ukraine, and the European Union as a whole, in the next few months. Each region will have different parts of the restrictions in place and at different times, based on local laws. For example, in Nigeria, only advertisers who are “located in the country will be able to run electoral ads.” This policy will come into force this week. The same policy applied to Ireland with its referendum last May, and Ukraine will get the policy in February. However, policies in these new regions will not be as comprehensive as ‘Issues Ads’ policies that are currently in place in the US. Some regions, however, will get the ‘Ad Archive,’ listing all ads run by politically affiliated groups for seven years from the day they were posted.

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