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Facebook tightens rules on verifying political advertisers

Aug 29, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Facebook said Wednesday that it was strengthening how it verified which groups and people place political advertising on its site, as the social network braces for the 2020 US presidential election and works to reduce the spread of online disinformation.

The moves build on rules that Facebook introduced last year, when it began requiring political advertisers to divulge the name of the organizations responsible for ads on its platform and to prove their identities. Facebook enacted that po...