FILE PICTURE: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a cyber-code, in this picture, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/dado Ruvic/Image/File Photo
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc. on Tuesday added a Canada and Ukraine to the list of countries in which the advertiser is looking to run political ads on the platform, you must be sure of their identity, and are well known to those who pay for the ads.
The company said in a statement it will begin with the monitoring of advertising in the two countries, immediately, “a combination of automatic and human evaluation.” He said that it will begin enforcement of the rules in the Singapore and chile within the next couple of months.”
Under the supervision of the regulatory authorities, as Russia is using the social media platforms and the prevalence of interference with in the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has been rolling out ads on the transparency tools (per country), which was introduced last year.
The rules are already in place in the United States, the European Union, the united Kingdom and India, and require ads, politics, election, or a “social problems” are to be referred to as the “paid for” and will be placed in a publicly searchable archive for seven years, and, together with the information about who saw them or how much they cost.
Facebook said that it was the transparency tools to be available to customers in more than 190 countries, even though the audit was not a requirement in most of the places.
Canadian lawmakers have said that the world’s major social media companies, including Facebook, did not do enough to help in the fight against foreign interference in Canada in the general election in November.
Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by Leslie Adler