New Delhi: Its a good news for those who hates politics. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said that his users would be able to block political advertisements on their account. This facility will also be available to the users of Instagram. The process of adding this feature to the users’ account is being started from Wednesday. Facebook has faced a lot of criticism for misinformation political advertisements. Facebook’s competitive platform Twitter banned political ads in October last year.
Users will be able to complain if the ads appear even after being blocked
In an article published in USA Today, Zuckerberg said that we are bringing a feature that will help turn off political advertisements. Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram will facilitate its users to turn them off when political advertisements appear. These advertisements can also be blocked by going to settings. Users will also be able to complain if they continue to appear even after political advertisements have been blocked.
Advertisements with ‘paid for’ disclaimer can be turned off
The process of adding feature blocking political advertisements is being started from Wednesday. With the help of this feature, users of social media platforms will be able to turn off such advertisements, which will have a ‘paid for’ disclaimer. This feature will be available in the accounts of all US users in the next few weeks. Account holders from other countries will also get this facility in the Autumn Season for a few months.
The role of social media has come up for discussion before the presidential election in America.
Presidential elections are to be held in the US in November. The role of social media is also very much discussed before the presidential election in America. In May, US President Donald Trump signed an order aimed at removing some of the legal protections the social media platform had enjoyed. Trump has many times accused companies such as Twitter and Facebook of political bias.