Bloomberg: Facebook Plans Big Overhaul of Political Ads After Criticism


Facebook Inc., under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the U.S. last year, pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising and said it will give Congress all the evidence it has on the campaigns.


Trevor Potter, a former Republican chairman of the Federal Election Commission, said Facebook should tell the public directly.

“Public disclosure of all information related to these 3,000 advertisements is necessary so that all of us understand how this occurred, and we can ensure that policies – both at Facebook and from the government – are in place to ensure this does not happen again,” Potter said in a statement.

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