Facebook to ban new political ads in week leading up to election — 'We all have a responsibility to protect our democracy'

Facebook is trying to learn from its mistakes.CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday morning that the social media site will roll out a series of new measures to avoid a repeat of 2016, including banning any new political ads for the week leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3.“It’s important that campaigns can run get out the vote campaigns, and I generally believe the best antidote to bad speech is more speech, but in the final days of an election there may not be enough time to contest new claims,” Zuckerberg said in a statement.Old ads will still be allowed to run.Facebook will also remove f…

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