Backlash after Facebook says it plans to lump news stories in with political ads
from Columbia Journalism Review
Facebook is trying to be more transparent about political ads, as a way of dealing with the outrage over Russian trolls using the network to try and influence the 2016 election. But its attempts are causing friction with news outlets. Why? Because as it was originally designed, Facebook's new policy would require any advertising of a political nature to be verified and placed in a public database — including ads used by publishers trying to promote their news stories.
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