Now You Can Opt Out of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook The change lets Facebook play both sides of the debate about political advertising on social media. Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.Shows of support from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube don’t address the way that those platforms have been weaponized by racists and partisan provocateurs. Nick Clegg is on the wrong side of history at Facebook | John NaughtonThe former deputy PM continued to defend the indefensible as the tech giant went on an election PR blitz Biden campaign ramps up criticism of Facebook for disinformation | The Japan TimesThe campaign is focused on Facebook because of its reach. About 43 percent of voters consume news on the platform, according the Democratic National Committee. Biden campaign ramps up criticism of Facebook for disinformation | The Japan TimesThe campaign is focused on Facebook because of its reach. About 43 percent of voters consume news on the platform, according the Democratic National Committee. Facebook lets users block political ads in bid to quell outcry | The Japan TimesA professor of political communication says the move "is likely to exacerbate the incumbency advantage." Facebook closes political ads loophole ahead of U.S. presidential electionFacebook Inc said on Tuesday it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company's election transparency measures. Facebook unveils new 2020 presidential election features but refuses to limit inflammatory Trump postsNew 'Voter Information Centre' will aim to boost turnout, and users will be able to switch off political ads Facebook to let users turn off political advertsThe decision comes after the social network faced criticism over false information in political ads. Facebook aims to help voters, but won’t block Trump misinformationSocial media giant launches online Voting Information Center ahead of US election; Zuckerberg on presidential posts: 'I think we should maintain as open a platform as possible' Facebook closes loophole in political ads ahead of US electionsFacebook said this week it will close what critics have called a glaring loophole when it comes to disclosures on political ads. Facebook plans to boost voter turnout and transparency in US electionsDetails on how to vote will be featured prominently, and people will be allowed to opt out of seeing paid political ads Zuckerberg wants to help 4 million people register to vote in 2020Facebook has faced scrutiny for the way the platform was used to spread misinformation in the 2016 election. 6 groups, including ADL, urge companies to pause Facebook ads to combat hateADL chief says social media giant has 'repeatedly failed' to act against bigotry on its platform; NAACP head: Zuckerberg profits from 'suppression' of black voters Facebook is preparing for an election like no otherWe have looked hard at what went wrong with Russian interference in 2016 and made some big changes Facebook to allow users to block political advertisementsMove comes as critics express scepticism about social media companies' ability to police content on their platforms.