Facebook eyes broader political ad disclosures, but won't say when

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Facebook has been under intense pressure since the Cambridge Analytica story broke. Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook said it is looking at expanding its political ad transparency regime to include ads about political issues, not just those that outright name candidates. But executives wouldn't say when they plan to make that change.

Why it matters: Many of the Russian ads used on Facebook in the 2016 election were about divisive issues, not specific candidates. And the midterms are in just over seven months.