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Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes


Beginning on Jan 16 in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run electoral ads, mirroring a policy unveiled during an Irish referendum last May, Harbath said. — AFP

Beginning on Jan 16 in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run electoral ads, mirroring a policy unveiled during an Irish referendum last May, Harbath said. — AFP

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc told Reuters on Jan 15 that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months.

As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda.

   

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