Facebook Defends Policy Allowing False Political Ads

Facebook defended its policy of not removing misleading or bogus political ads following withering criticism from congressional Democrats.

  • Published 24 October 2019

Facebook defended its policy of not removing misleading or bogus political ads following withering criticism from congressional Democrats who said it could lead to election interference and voter suppression. House Democrats, including Maxine Waters of California and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, denounced the policy during a hearing in which founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook would "probably" allow candidates to buy ads making false claims about their opponents. "In a democracy, people… Read at AP News