British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads | TechCrunch
In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying.
In the letter Damian Collins, chair of the DCMS committee, asks the company to explain why it recently took the decision to change its policy regarding political ads — “given the heavy constraint this will place on Facebook’s ability to combat online disinformation in the run-up to elections around the world”.
Why does Facebook even have to think
about whether to ban politician's lies? Is it, perhaps because they don't think they can recognise them consistently?