Twitter plans to make political ads more transparent amid Russia revelations


‘Transparency center’ offers visibility into who is behind ads as Senate investigates Russia’s used of social media to spread propaganda during election

Twitter has announced the launch of an advertising “transparency center” with stricter rules for political ads in the wake of revelations that social media sites were used to spread Russian propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election.

“In the coming weeks, we will launch an industry-leading transparency center that will offer everyone visibility into who is advertising on Twitter, details behind those ads, and tools to share your feedback with us,” said Twitter’s Bruce Falck in a blog post.

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