Advertisers touting social issues will need to verify their identity and location, Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.
The company will be expanding the authorisation process for political advertisers to include ads that focus on issues, like reproductive rights or housing.
The legislation would also require online platforms to make "all reasonable efforts" to ensure that foreign nationals and entities are not buying political ads to influence the U.S. electorate. Later, the company issued them a statement saying that they are going to extend this feature for all Facebook users in the coming future.
The Internet Research Agency, the Kremlin-linked troll farm that has used Facebook and other social media in an attempt to meddle in US politics, created Pages meant to look like they were run by real American activists.
- Facebook is also making sure it's more transparent with its users and will provide more information on the features it has introduced such as Marketplace, starting fundraisers or sharing 360 videos.
The latest privacy news out of Facebook sees the company taking further steps to protect privacy, though not of their users.
Facebook users have been growing concerned about their privacy after reports that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm funded by right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer, used the personal information of over 87 million users to help Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
"Any advertiser who doesn't pass will be prohibited from running political or issue ads", Mr Zuckerberg wrote.
A few weeks back Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica which is the major name associated with the data leak scam.
"We're committed to getting this done in time for the critical months before the 2018 elections", he said.
Today, we're looking at the expanding breadth of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, how Facebook "spies" on your private messages and new revelations about healthcare data.
Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an interview session with The Atlantic at the Newseum in Washington, DC, September 18, 2013. Likewise, all third-party apps using the Groups API will need approval from Facebook and an admin to ensure they benefit the group.
"We know we were slow to pick up foreign interference in the 2016 USA elections", Goldman and Himel wrote.
"That was something we should have caught, we should have known about", she told NPR. Those ads reached about 10 million Facebook users in the United States, the company said in October. Many users are seeing that as a breach of trust.
Hearings are planned in the United States over the scandal and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company.
Privacy advocates have always been critical of Facebook's penchant for pushing people to share more and more information, often through pro-sharing default options.
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