Political ads on Facebook

Facebook, Google set to change handling of political ads

Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google have little choice but to rein in internet political ads in the face of growing U.S. government pressure, a panel of advertising consultants and executives says.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Facebook says 10 million US users saw Russia-linked ads

Some 10 million people in the United States sees politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company says have been purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US presidential election, Facebook says on Monday.

September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017

Facebook, Google set to change handling of political ads

Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google have little choice but to rein in internet political ads in the face of growing U.S. government pressure, a panel of advertising consultants and executives says.

September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

Facebook to overhaul political ads after threat of US regulation

Facebook Inc launches an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to US lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world's largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns.