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Facebook is closing a loophole that allowed some political groups to post political advertisements without proper disclaimers that the social media site requires.
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Since 2016, Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism has uncovered more than 1,200 politically backed Facebook pages disguised as news organizations that push political advertisements without disclaimers under Facebook's news exemption rule.
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The social media giant on Tuesday said it is cracking down on these websites with direct ties to politicians, PACs, parties and political organizations so that they cannot exempt themselves from using disclaimers when posting political ads.
"While these kinds of Pages are allowed on Facebook, we believe it’s important to ensure that when it comes to advertising, these Pages are held to the same standard as political entities on Facebook," the site said in a Facebook Journalism Project blog post.