TechCrunch: Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the US

TechCrunch: Facebook’s new authorization process for political ads goes live in the US . “Earlier this month — and before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress — the company announced a series of changes to how it would handle political advertisements running on its platform in the future. It had said that people who wanted to buy a political ad — including ads about political ‘issues’ — would have to reveal their identities and location and be verified before the ads could run. Information about the advertiser would also display to Facebook users. Today, Facebook is announcing the authorization process for U.S. political ads is live.”

CBC: Political campaigns are targeting you on Facebook. Help us find out how.

CBC: Political campaigns are targeting you on Facebook. Help us find out how.. “Around 23 million Canadians use Facebook every month, and with elections looming in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and a federal campaign next year, those users will no doubt be besieged by political ads on the social media platform. But unlike on TV and radio, political ads online are not strictly regulated.”

New York Times: Facebook’s Current Status With Advertisers? It’s Complicated

New York Times: Facebook’s Current Status With Advertisers? It’s Complicated. “Advertisers are the lifeblood of Facebook, and the vast, personal reach of the social network has been a marketer’s dream. But now, some companies are taking a harder look at how they work with it and hunting for skeletons in their own data closets.”

Reuters: Facebook to trial ads tool in Ireland ahead of abortion referendum

Reuters: Facebook to trial ads tool in Ireland ahead of abortion referendum. “Ireland will become the second country to trial a new tool that Facebook hopes will ensure greater transparency in political advertising, when it holds a referendum on abortion next month, the company’s vice president for global policy said on Tuesday.”

Reuters: Google unveils vetting process for drug rehab ads

Reuters: Google unveils vetting process for drug rehab ads . “Google told Reuters Monday it would resume accepting ads from U.S. addiction treatment centres in July, nearly a year after the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit suspended the lucrative category of advertisers for numerous deceptive and misleading ads.”

Tubefilter: YouTube’s Restrictions On Firearms Content Has Led A Gun Manufacturer To Sue A Creator

Tubefilter: YouTube’s Restrictions On Firearms Content Has Led A Gun Manufacturer To Sue A Creator. “YouTube’s decision to tighten its restrictions on firearms videos continues to produce a significant ripple effect. Oregon-based gun manufacturer Radian Weapons is suing the owner of the GY6 YouTube channel, alleging that he didn’t deliver the promised results of a sponsored content deal in part because the video ran afoul of YouTube’s guidelines for advertiser-friendly content.”

Advertising Age: Ads Or Not? DJ Khaled Faces Scrutiny Over Social Media Posts Plugging Booze Brands

Advertising Age: Ads Or Not? DJ Khaled Faces Scrutiny Over Social Media Posts Plugging Booze Brands. “A collection of watchdog groups has done the impossible: They slowed down DJ Khaled’s brand plugs on social media, at least for alcohol. The hip hop star and so-called ‘King of Snapchat’ has dialed back posts mentioning liquor brands after scrutiny from watchdog groups alleging that his boozey social media musings reached minors and were not properly labeled as ads.”