Facebook has announced that starting in the US, users will be given the option to remove all political advertising from their Facebook and Instagram feeds.
The changes are part of Facebook’s preparations for this year’s elections and come in response to public demands for transparency following controversy surrounding the 2016 US presidential campaigns.
Russian-backed Facebook posts were found to have reached 126 million Americans leading up to the election.
Nick Clegg, vice-president of global affairs and communications at Facebook, said the company had “absolutely” got things wrong in the lead-up to prior elections. Facebook is now “getting better and better