Facebook’s ad rules are forcing news outlets to register as political advertisers

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Last Thursday, Showtime put out a string of trailers promoting its new documentary series The Fourth Estate, which follows a group of New York Times reporters as they cover the White House. The ads were eye-catching and edited fast to make the work of journalism look as dramatic as possible. But when they reached Facebook, something unusual happened: after taking more than $ 1,000 to promote the videos, Facebook sent Showtime’s money back. The ads were too polit…
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