Google latest tech giant to crack down on political ads as pressure on Facebook grows

Google to bar political advertisers from targeting voters based on affiliation and tighten ban on ‘demonstrably false claims’Google will no longer allow political advertisers to target voters based on their political affiliation, the company announced …

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Targeted ads are one of the world’s most destructive trends. Here’s why | Arwa Mahdawi

They have led to a proliferation of fake news and clickbait, fuelled surveillance capitalism and normalised pervasive tracking and data-mining. Then there’s their effect on democracy …We have been arguing about political advertising on social media a…

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‘So you won’t take down lies?’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenges Facebook CEO – video

Mark Zuckerberg faced a gruelling examination from the Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, with questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s reluctance to police political advertising.The Facebook CEO d…

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