Posts tagged as EU elections

Facebook launches fact-checking campaign in Lithuania ahead of EU elections

Monday, April 29, 2019

Facebook says it has expanded its fact-checking program to Lithuania and another four countries ahead of next month’s European Parliament elections. The social network has recently announced the expansion of the program in the EU with five new local fact-checking partners in Lithuania, Croatia, Greece, Northern Ireland and Portugal. “These organizations will review and rate the accuracy of content on Facebook,” it said in a press release, adding that the fact-checking partners were accredited by the…

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Friday, March 29, 2019

Facebook yesterday introduced new tools aimed at protecting the integrity of the upcoming European Parliament elections in May. They include the requirement for anyone running political ads related to the elections to provide proof to the social network that they are in the country where the ads will be targeting Facebook users. A library of all the ads that have been classified as relating to politics or issues is also…