Facebook to manually review ads, so why don’t others?

Facebook has come under fire recently for allegedly accepting money for ads from a Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency. For two years these ads ran which intended to fuel the fires of rampant political discord already troubling our country. Some of the ads could have even been viewed as racist or anti-Semitic.Read the full article

Facebook decides to hire 1,000 to fight questionable ads | Engadget Today

To go to the 'global ad review' team. https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/02/facebook-toughens-ad-scrutiny-in-response-to-russian-campaign/ Now that Facebook has given Russia-linked ads to Congress, it's outlining what it'll do to prevent such a suspicious ad campaign from happening in the future. To begin with, it's promising to make ads more transparent -- it's writing tools that will let you see all the ads a Page runs, not just the ones targeting you. In theory, this could help concerned people spot questionable advertising without requiring help from Facebook or third parties. Most of Facebook's efforts, however, center around toughening the ad review process and the standards that guide them. Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe Get More Engadget: • Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget • Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget • Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget • Add us on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/engadgetHQ • Read more: http://www.engadget.com Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life.