Facebook tries to battle fake news for Ireland’s abortion referendum
April 23, 2018
Facebook is attempting to eliminate fake ads and provide transparency on its platform ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum vote on May 25.
In the wake of Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election, the social media giant is introducing a new tool that, according to CNN, will “give users more information about political advertisements and sponsored posts in their News Feeds.”
The new feature, which has already been tested in Canada, is expected to be available in Ireland on April 25, ahead of the global launch.