Facebook may soften political ad rules for EU election

Alex Perry

Facebook's latest attempt to crack down on election interference just hit a major obstacle.

The social network might be willing to exempt some European political parties from its rules about political advertising, the Financial Times reports. The concession came in a letter from Facebook's head of global affairs Nick Clegg to European Parliament president Antonio Tajani.

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Ahead of next month's European Parliament elections, Facebook instituted a new policy requiring political ad buyers to register in each individual country where they want their ads to be shown. This was a problem, considering there are 28 member states in the EU. Read more...

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