Facebook to let users turn off political adverts

Facebook to let users turn off political adverts

Facebook users in United States will be able to turn off political adverts on the social network in the run-up to the 2020 election.

“For those of you who’ve already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you — so we’re also introducing the ability to turn off seeing political ads,” Mark Zuckerberg wrote in USA Today newspaper.

Users that have blocked political adverts will also be able to report them if they continue to appear.

The feature, which will start rolling out on Wednesday, allows users to turn off political, electoral and social issue adverts from candidates and other organisations that have the “Paid for” political disclaimer.

Rival social platform Twitter banned political advertising last October.