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Facebook to Allow Paid Political Messages That Aren’t Ads

The policy change comes days after Mike Bloomberg paid Instagram personalities to promote his campaign (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook decided Frida.....»»

Category: topSource: timeFeb 14th, 2020

The Wall Street Journal: Twitter, Facebook take down global network of fake accounts pushing pro-Trump messages

The social-networking companies have taken down a global network of fake accounts used in a coordinated campaign to push pro-Trump political messages, including some that used artificial intelligence tools to try to mask the behavior.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 22nd, 2019

Russian accounts target U.S. voters on Instagram ahead of 2020 election: Facebook

A network of Instagram accounts operated from Russia has targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year's U.S. presidential election, with operators posing as people within the United States, Facebook said on Monday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 21st, 2019

Facebook to require buyers of political ads to provide more information about who paid for them

Facebook on Wednesday announced it would tighten some of its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 presidential election, imposing new requirements that candidates and campaigns submit more information about who actually paid for their ads......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 28th, 2019

Facebook and Twitter disable new disinformation campaign with ties to Iran

The disabled accounts include two on Twitter mimicked Republican congressional candidates in order to push pro-Iranian political messages.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 28th, 2019

Facebook to vet political ads for UK, Northern Ireland"s 2019 elections

Only verified accounts will be allowed to pay for political ads & users will be able to view all promotions paid for by a campaign-not just those targeted to them based on their demographic or 'likes'.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 26th, 2018

Cambridge Analytica could have accessed private Facebook messages between 1,500 users and their friends (FB)

Political research firm Cambridge Analytica may have had acces.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 10th, 2018

Twitter, Facebook launch tools to track advertising

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Thursday made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them, as social media platforms faced the threat of U.S. regulation over the lack of disclosure on such spending......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 28th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook said on Thursday it has purged more t.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 11th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Facebook purges more than 800 accounts pushing political messages for profit

Some of the accounts and pages had millions of followers. They were likely domestic actors using clickbait headlines and other tactics to drive users to websites where they could target them with ads, Facebook said......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps

Conservative political apps deliver curated partisan messages, free from the strictures and content guidelines imposed by Silicon Valley giants......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 20th, 2018

Facebook"s political ad tool allowed Vice News to buy "paid for" ads by ISIS

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallOct 26th, 2018

Facebook suspends “inauthentic” Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

Facebook announced Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and sharing divisive political messages, including opposition to President Trump......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Facebook suspends “inauthentic” Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

Facebook announced Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and sharing divisive political messages, including opposition to President Trump......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Facebook suspends ‘inauthentic’ Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

The social media giant said Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that had originated in Iran......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Facebook suspends ‘inauthentic’ Iranian accounts that criticized Trump and spread divisive political messages

The social media giant said Friday that it had suspended 82 pages, groups and accounts that had originated in Iran......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 26th, 2018

Who paid for that political ad in your Facebook feed? It's not always easy to figure out

Facebook allows political advertisers to fill in the "paid for by" field. And that has allowed some to conceal their ide.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 6th, 2018

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook said on Monday it will beef up its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 28th, 2019

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook says it will strengthen its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year. Francis Maguire reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJan 28th, 2019