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I Approved This Facebook Message — But You Don’t Know That

Hundreds of federal political ads — including those from major players such as the Democratic National Committee and the Donald Trump 2020 campaign — are running on Facebook without adequate disclaimer language, likely violating Federal Election C

Facebook’s Experiment in Ad Transparency Is Like Playing Hide And Seek

Facebook has said it plans to avoid a repeat of the Russia fiasco by improving transparency.

Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

In August, ProPublica filed public-records requests with every governor and 22 federal agencies, asking for lists of everyone blocked on their official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware

Russian disinformation isn’t the only deceptive political advertising on Facebook.

Extreme Digital Vetting of Visitors to the U.S. Moves Forward Under a New Name

The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in its plans for monitoring the social media accounts of applicants and holders of U.S. visas.

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or credit. But our tests showed a significant lapse in the company’s monitoring of the rental market.