Facebook Will Now Allow Users to Shut Off Political Ads on Their Feed


Facebook will now allow users to shut off political ads on the social media platform. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the policy change in a Tuesday op-ed for USA Today. "For those of you who just want the election to be over, we hear you," he wrote. In addition to this opt-out policy, the social media giant pledged to help four million people register to vote for the November presidential election, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. The changes come after widespread criticism for Facebook's previous policies, which allowed anyone to run ads that contained misinformation and harmful content. On top of the external criticism, Facebook has received significant internal pushback from employees. Twitter banned all political ads last October. Read more here https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/facebook-will-allow-users-turn-political-ads-1298906