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By BARBARA ORTUTAY
AP Technology Writer 

Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

 


NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate.

Ads coming from specific candidates have already included a disclosure label since October. Facebook has said it would require that of issue ads from outside parties, too, but it didn't provide details until Thursday, when the expanded requirements took effect.

Such issue ads played prominently in Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. Twitter and Google also ha...



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