Technology • Internet & Web
2020-06-17T08:00:02+00:00

Facebook adds option to opt-out of seeing political ads and a "Voting Information Center"

Facebook adds option to opt-out of seeing political ads and a "Voting Information Center"
Screenshots of the Voting Information Center on Facebook Credit: Facebook

Facebook announced on Tuesday that users in the U.S. now have the option to opt-out of seeing political ads on their platform. In a blog post called "Launching The Largest Voting Information Effort in US History", the company wrote "people have told us they want the option to see fewer political ads on Facebook and Instagram. After announcing this feature earlier this year we are now making it available as part of our preparations for the 2020 US elections".

The "Voting Information Center", available on both Facebook and Instagram, will include, among other things, posts from verified local election authorities, guidance on registration and information on absentee ballots.

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