Facebook, Google extend political ad ban amid misinformation rise

Washington (AFP) – Facebook and Google have extended their bans on political ads in the United States amid misinformation circulated aimed at bolstering claims by President Donald Trump of fraud in his loss to Joe Biden.Facebook product manager Rob Leathern announced late Wednesday that the social media giant would keep in place a ban on election ads for an unspecified period while awaiting the certification of the November 3 election result.”We’re temporarily extending a number of measures we put in place to protect the election process,” Leathern tweeted.”Everyone on Facebook and Instagram i…

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