Twitter to label election ads after US regulatory threat

Twitter said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them, after a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media.

Twitter, acting a month after Facebook launched a similar overhaul of political ads, said in a blog post it would start a website so people could see identities of buyers, targeting demographics and total ad spend by election advertisers.

Silicon Valley social media firms and the political ads that run on their websites have generally been free of the disclaimers and other regulatory demands that US authorities impose on television, radio and satellite services.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    What about retweets by private citizens?

  • kkruger71

    I don’t see a real problem on this to be honest, so long as we continue to be talking about paid advertising.