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Why Facebook political ads?

Facebook received scrutiny for the influence of misinformation spread on its platform in the 2016 US presidential election. Misinformation and its potential to interfere with elections in the United States are incredibly important in 2020.

Technology companies should still take responsibility for how they allow their platforms to be used, and they have an obligation to stifle, or at least expose malicious intent. What can Facebook do with its ads UI design to create better transparency?

This is a brief case study of how Facebook might further distinguish political ads and posts that remain unchecked via their UI.

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Facebook’s Current Policies

Facebook recently revised its policies surrounding social issues, elections, and politics this fall in light of the upcoming 2020 election. While Google and Twitter have restricted and banned political ads and targeting, respectively, Facebook has instead decided not to police political ads. …


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Photo by Anton Darius on Unsplash

Here we are again, 365 days later — but this time on Medium! I’m happy to say I’ll be transitioning my writing pieces to medium as I redesign and code my personal website with some new and exciting features. I’ll explain more on what I plan to share on here later. But alas, that will come soon enough. Let’s review.

As I’m sure many other people can relate, this year has been another constant push to get as much done as humanly possible before we tack on a new number to year’s calendar.

I’m not a huge believer in new years resolutions, but I do believe it’s a great time to reflect on what’s happened, what we’ve accomplished, where we can improve, and where we’re headed. So here it is. …

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Bennett Huffman

Designer @NOVIDApp. Previously @gener8tor, @BookLiveApp. Bringing meaningful ideas to life. bennetthuffman.com

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