Thursday, June 08, 2017

Facebook’s Role in European Elections Under Scrutiny - The New York Times

A call for targeted political marketing transparency

"“It’s a fundamental conversation to have about how we regulate this,” said Nick Anstead, a media and communications expert at the London School of Economics. “Facebook has a responsibility to tell its users who is buying advertising that is targeting their votes.”

In response, the company says its roughly two billion users worldwide have complete control over which ads they are shown on the network, and that it is the responsibility of individual political parties to comply with their countries’ electoral laws. Facebook adds that its commercial agreements and protection of individuals’ privacy restrict it from sharing more data on how information is distributed on the platform."
Facebook’s Role in European Elections Under Scrutiny - The New York Times
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