2/14, 5:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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FB to allow non-traditional political messages

Facebook Inc. will allow controversial political messages that do not fall under the conventional political advertising category, the company told the Associated Press on Friday.

Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg reportedly paid Instagram influencers recently to promote his campaign without buying a traditional ad on the social media platform. This kind of distributing political messages will now be allowed as all "US-based political candidates" can now "work with creators to run this content," according to Facebook's statement to the media outlet.

The report noted that politicians will not be obligated to reveal the amount of money they dedicated to this way of campaigning.

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