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Facebook Will Close Political Advertising ‘Loophole’ Before Election

Social media giant Facebook has reportedly closed what it considers to be a loophole in its political advertising system ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. When Facebook users post an election ad to the platform, it will now include a “paid for by” label in the same manner as when a campaign pays for the ad to appear on the site.

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Mark Hamill Deletes Facebook Account over Refusal to Censor Political Ads

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has deleted his Facebook account over the social media site’s refusal to fact check political ads on its platform. According to Hamill, Mark Zuckerberg “values profit more than truthfulness” as demonstrated by his decision not to censor political ads. Facebook says its policy is based on the “principle that people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinized and debated in public.”

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Brad Parscale: Google Censoring Trump Ads Because ‘2016 Freaked Them Out’

Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale condemned Google’s policy of restricting microtargeted ads in an interview for Fox News this weekend. Parscale theorizes that Google’s management made the decision while saying, “Oh my God, we’ve got to stop them. They’re going to win again in a landslide and we can’t be part of it.”

US President Donald Trump smiles as US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke looks on during the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in President's Park near the White House in Washington, DC on November 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should …