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Zuckerberg Doubles Down on Facebook Political Ads in Wake of New Twitter Policy

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday ardently defended Facebook’s controversial political advertising policy a little more than an hour after Twitter took a shot at its rival while announcing it will ban all political ads from its platform.

“Although I’ve considered whether we should not carry ads in the past, and I’ll continue to do so, on balance so far I’ve thought we should continue,” Zuckerberg told investors on a quarterly earnings call.

Zuckerberg and Facebook have been hit with a firestorm of criticism this month over its policy allowing politicians to lie in advertisements.

Zuckerberg said Facebook believes “transparency” around political advertising is preferable to a ban on the ads.

Curated from The Hill


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