Facebook is tightening rules for political advertisements in the United States ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November 2020.
Advertisers running adds on politics or social issues will also have to post their contact information.
Facebook has become a major tool for political campaigns to target voters.
Facebook said some political advertisers used misleading disclaimers or tried to register as organizations which did not exist, adding, in 2018 evidence of misuse in these disclaimers was seen and therefore the effort is to strengthen the process.
President Donald Trump’s campaign spent about $9.6 million this year on adds.
Facebook has continuously revamped its policies around political advertising, launched an online library of political adds.
Researchers have criticized the database for being poorly maintained and failing to provide useful add targeting information.