Early this morning or around 3 hours ago Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said that the users will be able to turn off political adverts on the social network in the run-up to the 2020 US election due to certain reasons.
It was written in a piece written for USA Today newspaper and he also said that he hopes to help four million Americans sign up as new voters and genuine voters. Earlier than this Facebook has faced heavy criticism for allowing adverts from politicians that contain false information and also mostly came from inactive and fake accounts.
And also Recently the Facebook’s rival social platform Twitter also banned political advertising last October 2019.
The founder of Facebook said that for those of you all who have already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you and we will respond back and we are also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political advertisements.
Another thing to be noted is that Facebook and its subsidiary platform that is Instagram will give all of its users the option to turn off political adverts at any time when they appear and apart from this they can block them using the settings features as well.
He also added that users that have blocked political adverts will also be able to report them if they continue to appear so that this issue can be fixed.
The feature which will start rolling out on Wednesday will also allow the users to turn off political as well as electoral, and social issue adverts from candidates and other organizations that have even paid for the adverts and news.
The company said that it is planning to make the features available to all American users over the next few weeks and will offer it in other countries this autumn.
The founder Mr. Zuckerberg went on to encourage people who have not signed up as voters to register in time for the US election in November as well.