Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Twitter Will Identify Political Ads And Disclose Who Paid For Them

Why is this just now a thing? Don't get me wrong, I think it's better late than never but damn man.

Ahead of a November 1st Congressional hearing on Russian manipulation, Twitter has introduced sweeping new rules for how it shares data on political posts. The network will launch a 'Transparency Center' that lists all ads appearing on Twitter, including promoted ones that previously only appeared to targeted demographics, and will clearly label them when they appear in user feeds.