Safer Facebook – level 1

05-02-2019 07:00

In 2016, people in the USA choose their president. A lot of people use Facebook. They see political ads there. These ads influence people. People say that someone from Russia buys these ads.

This is a problem. Facebook does not want this to happen again. Workers make Facebook safer.  Now you must be authorised to have a political ad on Facebook. People can get more information about the ads, too.

First the new, safer Facebook starts in the EU. Then it starts in India, Ukraine and Israel. The new Facebook will be in every country before July.

Difficult words: ad (a picture, text or video which shows you some information; for example, which leader to choose or which thing to buy), influence (when you influence somebody, you make them do something), authorise (check and give a license).

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