Walker also proclaimed that Google has also introduced Jigsaw Protect Your Elections Toolkit, which can be called as a direct response to the interference of Russian Federation in several elections globally. Google has now announced that it's taking a similar step for election ad buyers on its platform.
Google is joining the list of companies pledging to bring more transparency to online political ads.
Learning from the Facebook fiasco, Google has rolled out new policies for verifying election advertisers in the USA that require additional verification for anyone who wants to purchase an election ad on Google in the country.
As we learn from these changes and our continued engagement with leaders and experts in the field, we'll work to improve transparency of political issue ads and expand our coverage to a wider range of elections. He explained that this is meant to protect campaigns and officials who are often the targets of sophisticated phishing attacks. Ads will have to clearly disclose who is paying for them, according to Walker.
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The company is also building a public library for election ads - this will allow anyone to find election ads and see who paid for them. We are also supporting the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein's Center, "Disinfo Lab", which will employ journalists to leverage computational tools to monitor misinformation in the run-up to and during elections.
While Facebook may have their issues with political ads well in hand, Google has been somewhat silent on the issue.
Google had promised to tighten security and increase election ad transparency a year ago, and to follow up on its promises it has now put in place new policies to make political ads more transparent than ever before.
We are also working across the industry and beyond to strengthen protections around elections. The social network also added a requirement that pages with large numbers of followers be verified, to make it harder for people to use fake accounts to influence politics. The updates at Facebook were "designed to prevent future abuse in elections", they explained.