Facing intense criticism from all quarters, Facebook is likely to ban political advertisements on its own platform, such as Twitter does since the US inches nearer towards the presidential elections in November, the press reported Saturday.
Twitter at October prohibited all types of political advertisements on its own platform. The prospective ban on political advertisements to decrease the spread of disinformation was under consideration since last autumn.
“It’s only one of several choices being contemplated by the Business and no last decision was reached,” stated the announcement, citing resources.
The civil right group’s leaders had been left disappointed after meeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg within their issues linked to the spread of content that is amusing in their own platforms.
Countless companies have stopped advertisements on Facebook.
Concerned at advertiser pulling out from its platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said late last month that the social media will put warning labels on all articles that break its rules however are deemed newsworthy.
Facebook was yet to officially comment on the reports. A Highly-anticipated analysis of Facebook practices revealed that the firm’s decision to not remove controversial articles by President Donald Trump has been “deeply troubling”.
In the auditors’ view, the emphasis Facebook put on free Expression hasn’t been balanced with the important value of non-discrimination. The auditors also strongly disagree with our policy not to Fact-check politicians, and believe that the end result means more voice for those in positions of power,” said Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook.