Updated Jun 8, 2018

Facebook prepares for ad transparency measures moving outside the U.S.

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Facebook is launching an updated Government and Politics portal in July that any candidate or campaign around the world can use.

Why it matters: Election transparency efforts in the U.S. came as a result of election meddling and fake news spreading during the 2016 election. But this type of nefarious activities happens globally, so Facebook also has to address the problem outside the U.S.

Why they're doing it: Facebook's Global Politics and Government Outreach Director Katie Harbath says they're hearing from an increasing number of candidates, governments, and advocacy groups around the world that want to use Facebook's election and advocacy tools that are launching in the US.

Between the lines: The tools help candidates understand intel about other campaigns, so it makes sense campaigns across the globe would want to try out these tools.

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