December 6, 2018 / 2:18 PM / 7 days ago

Facebook begins verification for India political ads

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Indian advertisers seeking to run political ads on Facebook Inc must now confirm their identity, location and reveal who paid for the ad, the social network said on Thursday.

"By authorizing advertisers and bringing more transparency to ads, we can better defend against foreign interference in India's elections," the company said in a blog post here. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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