Face­book to tighten up on ads

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WASH­ING­TON: Face­book is tak­ing steps to­ward more trans­parency in the po­lit­i­cal ads on its site.

It is mov­ing to ver­ify ad­ver­tis­ers and make it clearer who is spend­ing money on ads.

The an­nounce­ment comes just be­fore next week’s con­gres­sional hear­ings on Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in last year’s US elec­tions.

Face­book ex­ec­u­tives say it will ver­ify po­lit­i­cal ad buy­ers in na­tional elec­tions.

The site will also cre­ate new graph­ics where users can click on the ads and find out more about who’s be­hind them. – AP

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