Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook will now allow users to turn off political ads

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  • Facebook will now allow users to turn off political ads, the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a USA Today op-ed published Tuesday.
  • “For those of you who’ve already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you — so we’re also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We’ll still remind you to vote.”
  • Facebook will begin implementing the feature for some users on Wednesday and make it available to all users over the next several weeks, Zuckerberg said.
  • Users will be able to turn off ads about political, social, and electoral issues from political candidates, super PACs, and other organizations who have a the political disclaimer on them indicating that an ad is “paid for by” a certain entity.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that the platform will allow its users to turn off political ads.

“Everyone wants to see politicians held accountable for what they say — and I know many people want us to moderate and remove more of their content,” Zuckerberg wrote in a USA Today op-ed. “For those of you who’ve already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you — so we’re also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads. We’ll still remind you to vote.”

“We’ll still remind you to vote,” he added.

Facebook will begin implementing the feature for some users on Wednesday and make it available to all users over the next several weeks, Zuckerberg said.

Users will be able to turn off ads about political, social, and electoral issues from political candidates, super PACs, and other organizations who have a the political disclaimer on them indicating that an ad is “paid for by” a certain entity.

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