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Facebook lifts ban on political ads imposed during US elections

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Facebook Inc will on Thursday, March 4, lift a temporary ban on political advertising in the United States, imposed earlier than part of its fight against disinformation and abuse in connection with the presidential election.

This is reported by Reuters with reference to the company's blog.

In addition, the company noted that in the coming months it will consider what other changes may be required regarding advertising on the social network Facebook, and said that their systems do not distinguish between political and electoral advertising and advertising of a “social nature.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the Democratic Congress Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senator's Campaign Committee (DSCC) criticized Facebook for failing to provide a clear date for the end of the political ad ban, the agency notes, saying the freeze made it difficult for headquarters to reach voters.

By the way, Google, owned by Alphabet Inc., which lifted the ban on political advertising back in December, later returned it due to the siege of the US Capitol on January 6 by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Google lifted the ban again just last week.

We will remind, in the summer, in the midst of the election campaign in the US presidential election, Facebook removed dozens of messages and advertising publications of the campaign headquarters of Donald Trump, which, according to the administration of the social network, violated its rules.

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