Facebook’s fact-checkers have ruled claims in Trump ads are false — but no one is telling Facebook’s users - News Summed Up

Facebook’s fact-checkers have ruled claims in Trump ads are false — but no one is telling Facebook’s users


ADADThose were not the only times Trump’s campaign has taken advantage of Facebook’s policy allowing politicians to lie with impunity, something the company does not tolerate from nonpolitical advertisers. Biden’s campaign has not taken similar advantage of Facebook’s leniency about political claims. No fact-checker from Facebook’s network has recently taken issue with a Biden campaign ad that appeared on Facebook. When Facebook’s fact-checkers deem nonpolitical ads false, the company removes them from its platform, though they remain in the publicly available Ad Library for research purposes. Biden campaign spokesman Matt Hill said: “Facebook has chosen to sell the Trump campaign the tools to target specific voters with false advertisements.


Source: Washington Post August 05, 2020 16:31 UTC



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