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Google’s Updated Political Ads Policy Puts Pressure on Facebook

googleGoogle has announced plans to restrict political advertising on its platforms ahead of the UK General Election and next year’s US Presidential election, in a move which will further turn the heat up on Facebook.

Although the web giant claimed that it never allows controversial micro-targeting of election ads, it announced a further clarification of its policy on Wednesday to limit election ad targeting to “age, gender, and general location.”

It’s also explicitly banning deep fake content, misleading claims about the election process, and “ads or destinations making demonstrably false claims that could significantly undermine participation or trust in an electoral or democratic process.”

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Conservatives slammed over social media trickery

twitterThe Conservative Party has been caught spreading online disinformation during the General Election campaign for a second time.

The Conservative Party has come under fire after it was caught changing the name of a campaign Twitter account to spread disinformation online during the 19 November General Election debate between Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.