News groups ask Facebook to stop treating media ads like political ads

News organizations want Facebook to stop treating them like political and issues-based advertisers, claiming that the social network's new rules could negatively impact how the public views journalism.On Monday, media advocacy groups addressed a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that Facebook exempt most newspapers, news sites and magazines from the company's new political ad policies. The letter was signed by American Society of News Editors, Digital Content Next, The Association of Magazine Media, News Media Alliance and several other organization representing journalists and media."It is from our view of highest importance that the framework, which is currently being developed by Facebook, recognizes and values high-quality journalism separately and apart from political or issue-based advocacy found across the platform," the letter says. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2018-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook exempts news publishers from its archive on political ads

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NBC, Fox News and Facebook stop running Trump's anti-immigrant campaign ad

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Facebook cracks down on ‘dark ads’ by British political groups

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Facebook Won’t Exclude News Publishers From Its Political Ads Policy

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Ad Age Wake-Up Call: Changes Ahead for Social Media Video Ads, and Other News to Know Today

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Facebook pulls Walmart and P&G ads for lacking 'political' labeling

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