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Facebook begins verification for India political ads

A Facebook logo is pictured at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

(Reuters) – Indian advertisers seeking to run political ads on Facebook Inc must now confirm their identity, location and reveal who paid for the ad, the social network said on Thursday.

“By authorizing advertisers and bringing more transparency to ads, we can better defend against foreign interference in India’s elections,” the company said in a blog post here

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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