General Elections: Facebook will allow only verified advertisers to place the political ad on its platform

source: The Hill

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica Scandal, when more than 50 million Facebook users’ data was accessed illegally, due to previous US elections, the social media platform suffered big time.  


In order to avoid any more lawsuits, blames and controversies, Facebook’s CEO is ready to take all measures to keep general elections safe in the following countries.


Not only in Pakistan, general elections are soon to start in US, Mexico, Brazil, India and many other countries. And Facebook, being a dominant power in the social media world, will show dominance by allowing verified election campaign on its platform.


Only verified political ads will get space on the Facebook platform:


Like we said, the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, seems eager to regain the previous positive popularity of its site, which was shattered due to 2016 US elections.


Therefore, in one of his posts, Mark officially announced that Facebook will only publish verified political ads and will also mention that who is paying for this ad.


Facebook will soon hire more people to ensure completion of its new initiative in the general elections:


In his detailed post, Zuckerberg wrote Facebook’s future policies regarding political ads publishing. Which we think is a great initiative and will help Pakistan in fair elections campaign.


‘’In order to require verification for all of these pages and advertisers, we will hire thousands of more people. We’re committed to getting this done in time for the critical months before the 2018 elections,’’ said Mark.


The advertisers will not only identify themselves but will identify their locations as well before publishing a political ad on Facebook.

By Maira Feroz

A journalism student who's studying the native form of journalism but is performing it in the digital way.