Facebook tightens rules for verifying political advertisers

Facebook tightens rules for verifying political advertisers. In preparation of the 2020 US elections, under the new rules, political advertisers must show additional proof that they are registered with the U.S. government. Proof includes an employer identification number, a Federal Election Commission ID number, or a government website domain. This additional documentation must be submitted by mid-October or it will pause non-compliant ad campaigns. Critics say the move is “too little, too late,” and that the move amounts to “incremental baby steps forward.” Facebook noted that they understand the importance of protecting elections and that this is part of their efforts to bring greater transparency to ads about social issues, elections, and politics. New York Times