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Facebook promises unprecedented transparency of political ads in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Facebook has responded to the appeal of Georgian NGOs on the launch of the Political Ad Library and Political Ads API in Georgia. 47 Georgian civil society and media organizations, sent an open letter to Facebook calling to take measures to prevent “anonymous, coordinated and sponsored political discrediting campaigns.” Starting in early August 2020, Facebook will require authorizations for ads about elections and politics in Georgia. Facebook has plans to set strict criteria for political ads to ensure transparency in advertisements in the run-up to the October parliamentary elections in Georgia, a representative of the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy…

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Facebook promises unprecedented transparency of political ads in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Facebook has responded to the appeal of Georgian NGOs on the launch of the Political Ad Library and Political Ads API in Georgia. 47 Georgian civil society and media organizations, sent an open letter to Facebook calling to take measures to prevent “anonymous, coordinated and sponsored political discrediting campaigns.” Starting in early August 2020, Facebook will require…

68 non-parliamentary parties submitted application for electoral registration

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The FINANCIAL — Deadline for some political parties to apply to the Central Election Commission (CEC) and obtain the right to participate in 2020 Parliamentary Elections has expired yesterday. The 2020 parliamentary elections will be held in a different manner. This system is based on 120 proportional and 30 majoritarian seats and a fair composition of election…