Now it was Facebook's turn to take similar action. Mark Zuckerberg's social network tests an update that will label the pages or media that are controlled by government entities so that its users know who is behind each piece of information.
These “labels” will be shown in various locations, such as the Ad Library page, on the pages themselves and in the Transparency section of the page. And for the United States, in particular and due to the approach of the election, the company will also highlight these labels in publications that are authored by some governmental entity. In addition, until mid-September, ads that are funded by a campaign must also be labeled.
The company also said it will begin blocking ads made by media that are controlled by the state, although such content is rare in the United States. This change is also expected to happen by mid-September.