• Facebook is rejecting ads from restaurants, hair salons, and job fairs because they're too 'political,' and people are furious

    23 days ago - By Chron

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    Facebook launched a new policy to prevent abuse of political ads in May. Anyone running political ads on the social network must be authorized to do so by confirming their identity and location.
    Facebook reviews the ads using a combination of artificial intelligence and human reviewers to determine whether they are meeting the criteria or not.
    According to a report in The New York Times, the new system seems to have some flaws, as Facebook has been mistakenly rejecting ads from local businesses, claiming that they contain political content when they do not.
    There appears to be a...
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  • Facebook's Political-Ad Filters are Rejecting Ads for Hair Salons and Daycares. Now They're Complaining on Twitter

    Facebook's Political-Ad Filters are Rejecting Ads for Hair Salons and Daycares. Now They're Complaining on Twitter

    23 days ago - By Fortune

    After the 2016 election, Facebook weathered a Category 5 storm of criticism that political ads on its social network may have swayed the presidential vote. Since then, the company has tried to bend over backward to address the problem-only in some cases it appears to be bending too far.
    Last month, Facebook introduced rules that imposed new requirements for advertisers buying political ads: U.S. advertisers must prove that they reside in the country, while all political ads must include a “paid for by” disclaimer. Those ads would also feature a label that, when clicked upon, would reveal...
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