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Facebook plans to thwart election ad fraud with postcards

9 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

In an effort to prevent foreign actors from surreptitiously manipulating audiences with ads concerning US elections, Facebook will send postcards in the mail to verify advertisers' presence in the country, reports Reuters. Katie Harbath, Facebook's global director of policy programs, said that the plan will go into effect before the Congressional midterm elections in November. The idea is that if your ad mentions a candidate in the running, you'll receive a postcard sent to your address stateside with a code that you'll have to authenticate with. That's an interesting choice for a security...
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Facebook will verify the location of U.S. election ad buyers by mailing them postcards

Facebook will verify the location of U.S. election ad buyers by mailing them postcards

9 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Facebook's global director of policy programs says it will start sending postcards by snail mail to verify buyers of ads related to United States elections. Katie Harbath, who described the plan at a conference held by the National Association of Secretaries of State this weekend, didn't reveal when the program will start, but told Reuters that it would be before the...
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