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Sci-Tech
Tuesday Oct 22 2019
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Web Desk

Facebook’s political advert policy questioned by British lawmaker

By
Web Desk
Facebook’s political advert policy questioned by British lawmaker. Photo: Mirror

A British lawmaker has questioned Facebook’s new political advert features, warning the company that amends in their policy will constraint their ability to combat misinformation.

Damian Collins, the chairman of British Parliaments Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee (DCMS), on Tuesday wrote a letter to the social media giant after it had unveiled changes in the political ad’s policy.

The company has said it would set up a "dedicated operations center" to remove content that violates Facebook's rules.

Ahead of expected UK’s 2020 elections, the MP looked into the “focus on a decision by the platform to drop a ban on political advertising that have 'deceptive, false or misleading content' and instead only banning ads that include claims debunked by third-party fact-checkers.”