Facebook to require verified identities for political ads

Facebook announced today that it will require any political ads on its platform to state who is paying for the message, and for their identity to be verified, in a bid to curb outside election interference.

"These steps by themselves wont stop all people trying to game the system," Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said. "But they will make it a lot harder for anyone to do what the Russians did during the 2016 election and use fake accounts and pages to run ads.

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