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Facebook Tightens Restrictions On Political Ads, But Will Still Let Politicians Lie

Social media sites are preparing for what is promising to be a chaotic 2020 campaign season online.

Facebook in particular is trying to rebut accusations that it’s a hotbed for political misinformation. The company recently announced new election rules, including a ban on new political ads within one week of Election Day. Critics say those “well-intentioned tweaks” are not nearly enough.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Peter Kafka, senior correspondent at Recode and host of Recode Media.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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