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Mark Zuckerberg personally made the decision that Facebook will keep running political ads, even though the ads were weaponized in 2016 (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg personally made the decision that Facebook will keep running political ads, even though the ads were weaponized in 2016 (FB)




As the United States gears up for its next big presidential election in 2020, citizens can expect to keep seeing political ads on Facebook.




Internally the company is dealing with the fallout from reports that its platforms were used to manipulate voters in elections around the world.




The latest big change is that Facebook will no longer pay commissions to sales people for selling political ads.




But political advertising is a multibillion business and CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself decided that Facebook should continue to take part in it.




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As the United States gears up for its next big presidential election in 2020, citizens can expect to keep seeing political ads on Facebook.
The company will continue to run political ads the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, even as it tries to move past the scandals of its social networking platforms being used to manipulate voters in major worldwide elections in recent years.
Facebook is making some changes to protect its political ads from being exploited by Russians or other bad actors. The company will no longer pay commissions to salespeople for selling political ads, the Journal reported.
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