Facebook Continues to Resist Calls to Limit Political Advertising, Fact-Check Content

The social network countered with giving users controls and access to more information

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Facebook’s latest response to the ongoing debate over how it should handle political advertising and false information in political ads and content is putting more controls in the hands of users.

Director of product management for ads Rob Leathern echoed the philosophy shared by CEO Mark Zuckerberg late last year, saying in a Newsroom post Thursday that Facebook does not believe decisions about political ads should be made by private companies and calling for legislation on the matter, both in the U.S.

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