Facebook , which signed one of the biggest scandals in social media history , was accused of sabotaging the American elections in favor of Trump in 2016 . Facebook was found guilty in long-running cases in which the CEO of Meta company, the famous technology genius Mark Zuckerberg , was also called to testify. After the problems it had in the previous elections, Facebook prepared its measures for the 2022 elections .
According to a recent statement, Facebook will ban the publication of new political ads in the last week of the 2022 American elections .
Facebook Wants To Prove It Has No Influence On Politics
Donald Trump worked with Cambridge Analytica , a UK-based statistics and research institution, for the 2016 elections . After the leaked news in 2018 , it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had prepared an election campaign by using the data of 87 million Facebook users without permission. Facebook was accused of indirectly influencing the elections due to negligence.
After heavy accusations, Facebook, which restricted the election campaigns in 2020 and started to examine the advertisements in much more detail, will bring a similar application for the elections in 2022. The political advertising ban, which was expected to be one week in 2020, was extended until March. Experts expect Facebook to take a firm stance against political ads in the upcoming elections.