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Facebook calls for Dutch law that political advertising regulates

Facebook supports a plan for new Dutch legislation in the field of political advertising, which should be clarified to be exactly who has paid for a political Facebook advertising.

That told Facebook-beleidsbaas Edo Haveman during a roundtable discussion about misinformation in the Second Room.

“I think it’s important that there are regulations in the area of political ads,” said Haveman. “We support the recommendations of the state committee. I hope that the Netherlands, such things can quickly implement regulations.”

Haveman is a reference to the final report that the state committee in december 2018, as presented. Herein it is advised to use digital political campaigns in various ways to regulate.

It is the opinion of the commission rules cast, then that would be tech be required to demonstrate whether advertising is funded by a political party.

President Remkes took out in december is still the datamisbruikschandaal of Facebook as the example. The campaign team of Trump is suspect data from databedrijf Cambridge Analytica to have used for personal political advertising to spread. These data were via Facebook collected.

The techbedrijf was already under fire over the spread of misinformation and nepnieuws during elections. Since then it took Facebook several measures, such as the mark of nepnieuws.

‘There is a vacuum’

“At the moment it is still the case that we own, need to take responsibility and self-regulation should apply,” says Haveman now. “That is because there is a vacuum.”

Facebook-CEO Mark Zuckerberg was last year questioned in the Us congress, where he was asked or self-regulation for the social network is still a good option. When asked Zuckerberg is still wondering what the appropriate form of regulation is exactly.

It is not yet known whether there actually rules for political advertising will be introduced. The government promised earlier in a letter to parliament with a response to arrive after the report of Remkes.

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