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Facebook says it will publicly track political sponsored content

Reuters logo Reuters 2/27/2020 By Elizabeth Culliford
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(Reuters) - Facebook Inc will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday.

The move comes after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign started paying popular meme accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram to post content as part of its social media offensive ahead of the 2020 election.

Facebook has added a new column to its free social media tracking tool CrowdTangle to show sponsored content for the presidential candidates, as announced in tweets sent by Facebook director of product management Rob Leathern.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Culliford; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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