Say ‘NO’ to Russian Trolls: Google to Adopt NEW Rules Relating 2018 Midterm Election Ads

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2016 election has been known for massive propaganda from Russian agents that interfered in the election through social media, thus Google announced new measures before the midterms, Mashable reports.

Source: Yle Kioski

Google transparency measures

Senior vice president Kent Walker wrote a blog post sharing transparency reports and Google new rules of midterm elections. According to Walker, the company is to “require that advertisers confirm they are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, as required by law,” if you want to publish political ads.

“That means advertisers will have to provide a government-issued ID and other key information. To help people better understand who is paying for an election ad, we’re also requiring that ads incorporate a clear disclosure of who is paying for it,” he added.

Also, Google has been working on a new kind of Transparency Report that “will describe who is buying election-related ads on our platforms and how much money is being spent.”

Moreover, now you’ll be able to see all this information anytime, “We’re also building a searchable library for election ads, where anyone can find election ads purchased on Google and who paid for them.”

Consequently, the transparency will increase and it will prevent foreign agencies from interfering.

Recently, Trump confirmed he would run for re-election in 2020 but it is unusual for a sitting president to hire a campaign manager three years before the election.

According to a statement released by the Trump campaign, “In addition to focusing on building its infrastructure for the 2020 race, the Trump Campaign will be engaged in the 2018 midterm elections this year, providing candidates with general support, endorsements, and rallying the support of the political grassroots by engaging Trump supporters in districts and states.”


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