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About Ads About Social Issues, Elections or Politics
We're constantly working to increase ad transparency and election integrity on Facebook and Instagram. Therefore, we've established measures to promote authenticity and legitimacy for anyone wishing to run ads about social issues, elections or politics.
Ads about social issues, elections or politics are:
- Made by, on behalf of, or about a candidate for public office, a political figure, a political party or advocates for the outcome of an election to public office; or
- About any election, referendum, or ballot initiative, including "go out and vote" or election campaigns; or
- About social issues in any place where the ad is being placed; or
- Regulated as political advertising.
These ads must have a disclaimer with the name and entity that paid for the ads. If an ad runs without a disclaimer, it’ll be paused, disapproved and added to the Ad Library, until the advertiser completes the authorization process. Requirements vary by country.
Messenger, WhatsApp, Right Hand Column, Marketplace, Search, Facebook Stories, Instant Articles, Suggested Videos, Watch Feed, Audience Network and In-Stream Video on desktop aren't supported placements for ads. In-Stream Video is only supported on iOS and Android. In-Stream Reserve isn't available at this time.
All ads will be added to the Ad Library, even if the advertiser who created them hasn’t completed the ad authorization process.
Our measures are frequently reviewed and implemented. We suggest that you routinely check here for latest information.Note: Some ads do or don't require authorizations and disclaimers. Make sure to review how we define social issues and review text examples.
Ads About Social Issues, Elections or Politics
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