Facing criticism for allowing misleading political advertisements on its administrations, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reported that its platform will now allow users to turn off seeing political advertisements to be as the US inches towards presidential political election.
Starting with some people and turning out to everybody in the US over the next few weeks, people will have the option to turn off all social issue, electoral or political ads from candidates, Super PACs (political action committees) or different associations that have the “Paid for by” political disclaimer on them.
For those of you who have just made up your minds and simply need the political decision to be finished, we hear you so we are also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads. We”ll still remind you to vote,” Zuckerberg wrote in an opinion piece on USA.
Later, the company said in a statement on that users can play out this activity on Facebook or Instagram directly from any political or social issue ads.
“However, we know our system is not great. So on the off chance that you”ve chosen this heeling and still observe an ads that you believe is political, if you don’t mind click the upper right corner of the ads and report it to us,” said Naomi Gleit, VP of Product Management and Social Impact at Facebook.
The company said it is rolling out this option in the US in the first place, and would make it available in countries where it has enforcement on ads about social issues, elections and politics issues later this fall.
To review,Twitter has banned all kinds of political ads on its platform.
Facebook has been facing criticism for its arrangements on political ads both internally and externally that allows heads to run political ads containing disinformation on its platforms.
The social network said it is building new Voting Information Center that will give millions of people accurate information about voting, while also giving them the tools they have to register and make their voices heard at the polling booth.
We will probably help register 4 million voters this year using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, and help them with getting to the surveys so they can consider our leaders responsible. This goal is double the estimated 2 million people we helped register in both 2018 and 2016,” educated Gleit.
The company said it is working with state election officials and different specialists to ensure the Voting Information Center leader mirrors the most recent data in each state.
The Voting Information Center will include posts from verified local election authorities with announcements and changes to the voting process, guidance on registration and who’s’ eligible to vote, data on the most skilled method to demand a non-attendant voting form (vote by mail) and data and links to help people plan their vote on Election Day.
Facebook expects more than 160 million people in the US to see this authoritative data about how to vote in the general political election from July through November.
The company said that already, when somebody shared a political or issue ads to their profile or posted it on a Page, the “Paid for by” political disclaimer didn’t show up on shares.
Starting today, disclaimers will remain on any political or issue ads that is shared so people can see who is behind it and who paid for it,” it said.