Facebook Announces Expanded Transparency and More Controls for Political Ads

Facebook have started the New Year by adding greater transparency and controls for political advertising on the platform. I enclose their post which goes into more detail below: New features will allow people to see fewer political and social issue ads on Facebook and Instagram. We’re updating our Ad Library to increase the level of transparency it provides for people and giving them more control over the ads they see. The Ad Library is a unique tool to shine a light on political and social issue ads — a public…

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ASA/CAP – Why we don’t cover political ads

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Why we don’t cover political ads. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. As it currently stands, ‘political advertisements’ are banned from being broadcast on TV or radio under the Communications Act 2003 (instead parties are given airtime via party political broadcasts which aren’t classed as advertising). Meanwhile, claims in ads in non-broadcast media (posters, newspapers etc.)…

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