Facebook announces new political ad block feature

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 14:26:05-04

A new online tool will hopefully help voters who want to escape from the election on their social media feeds.

Facebook and Instagram are rolling out a new feature that will allow users to block political ads on their feeds.

Users will be able to find the block political ads feature in a new section called the voting information center.

The tool will be rolling out to U.S users in the next few weeks.

Users will be able to block political commercials as well as see who is behind them, according to Facebook.

The tool even features a spend tracker so voters can see how much political advertisers are paying for the ads.

Facebook has received criticism for its editorial policies regarding allowing misleading political claims on the platform.

The company says they are hoping this move will provide more transparency.