Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicPolitical advertisements

Topic: Political advertisements

Al Jazeera claims FB ran ‘surrogate ads’ to help BJP in 2019. Jio-funded news site denies link

Facebook has refuted the allegations, stating that there are teams focused on taking down such ads, and that its policies are applied uniformly, irrespective of political positions.

Facebook, Instagram to soon give users the option to see fewer political ads

Facebook, however, did not announce major changes or restrictions to the ad-targeting tools available to political campaigns, and will continue to not fact-check posts from politicians.

Facebook’s new ad policy, exempting politicians from fact-checks, is a bad idea

While Facebook opens itself to accusations of political bias by taking down ads, it needs to find new ways to reduce falsehoods that could undermine the democratic process.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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