Facebook backs US regulation of political ads on internet
Updated : April 07, 2018 08:37 AM IST
Every advertiser who wants to run an issue ad will need to confirm their identity and location
Facebook had previously stopped short of backing the legislation, saying it wanted to work with lawmakers further and announcing attempts at self-regulation
That legislation was introduced last October to counter concerns about foreign nationals using social media to influence American politics, an issue being looked at as part of an investigation into possible Russian meddling during the 2016 US presidential campaign.
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