Facebook users can now block political ads from their feeds

The next political ad you see on Facebook could be your last: the social media giant is going to allow users to block political ads from their newsfeeds.

This is a bad thing.

With the right rules in place, political ads play an essential role in having a politically active and educated electorate – both of which are vital for a society that wants a flourishing marketplace of ideas.

I’ve written an article called “the last political ad you’ll see on Facebook” for Campaign Magazine on the topic, you can read it here.

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