UK Election Candidates are allowed to run FALSE ADS on Facebook…| Hi Tech Blog |


According to the CNN Business (London and New York), the controversial policy which allows politicians to show false ads on Facebook will now extend to the UK when the country is preparing to vote in December election. 
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UK Election Candidates are allowed to run FALSE ADS on Facebook

 FALSE ADS on Facebook...........................

And, this policy is supported by Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister of the UK who himself accused the “lies” spread during 2016 Brexit referendum.  The ads shown by the British Political parties and as well as thousands of candidates  running for election to the House of Commons, will not checked by the company. But the ads run by the other political groups like pro-Brexit group Leave.E.U, will be subjected to fact-checking, confirmed by the company.
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UK Election Candidates are allowed to run FALSE ADS on Facebook

 FALSE ADS on Facebook...........................

This same policy was the main reason for strong negative reaction from Democratic presidential candidates, Congress, and even by some Facebook employees! Now, against this policy, Damian Collins, a Conservative member of Parliament said,  “People shouldn’t be able to spread disinformation during election campaigns just because they are paying Facebook to do so.” And about Nick Clegg, whose 2016 referendum we discussed earlier , after the referendum he lamented to the Yorkshire post about “the colossal scale of the lies spread by the Leave campaign.”. And, after joining Facebook in 2018, he doesn’t believes that Facebook should be responsible for fact-checking politicians. This policy has been present for about a year, but Clegg reignited the issue in a speech in Washington DC in September, “Would it be acceptable to society at large to have a private company in effect become a self-appointed referee for everything the politicians say? I don’t believe it would be. In open democracies, voters rightly believe that as a general rule, they should be able t judge what politicians say themselves.” And he also stated that Facebook will draw the line at any speech which can lead to real world violence and harm!
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UK Election Candidates are allowed to run FALSE ADS on Facebook

 FALSE ADS on Facebook...........................

Collins told CNN Business that, “You haveto question wether Nick Clegg has made any positive difference at Facebook. He certainly hasn’t from our perspective.” The company confirmed that they will stop politicians from running ads that directly link to content that has already been debunked by it’s fact checkers. However, if a politician were to repeat the same false information themselves, it would be allowed. But the company always continues to find itself stumbling as it attempts to leave the European Union, with two successive Conservative Prime Ministers—Theresa May & now Boris Johnson—failing to get a Brexit deal through a severely fractured parliament.
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UK Election Candidates are allowed to run FALSE ADS on Facebook

 FALSE ADS on Facebook...........................

Though Facebook is getting the brunt of the criticism regarding the political ads, experts say outdated political campaign laws are also to blame. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, heads of the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism at Oxford University, told CNN business that, “I think it’s important to recognize that Facebook has a lot to answer for and it’s important we look critically at what they do and what they enable. But it’s also really, really important we recognize that British politicians have done nothing to change the rules of the game despite all the shortcomings we have documented on how those rules have worked in recent elections.

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