Facebook tightens political advertising rules in Singapore

Under pressure from authorities around the world, last year Facebook launched several similar initiatives across countries, including the United States and India, to increase surveillance of political advertising.

The new rules require those who want to advertise in Singapore on social issues, elections or politics to confirm their identity and location, and find out who is responsible for the ad.

Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had implemented new rules for political advertising in Singapore ahead of a city-state election expected within months.

Facebook will also seek to deny “Free by” ads, which will be stored in a searchable online library for seven years.

Singapore – which has been leading the People’s Action Party since splitting from Malaysia in 1965 – has repeatedly said it is vulnerable to foreign interference in its domestic affairs./Investing.com

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