In the after-effects of the Russian hacking scandal throughout the 2016 election, in which social networks was a prime target, Facebook revealed today it will be presenting brand-new confirmation steps for political advertisement sales. This time, they’ll be offline.
Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 individuals and numerous groups from Russia for utilizing social networks tools like Facebook advertisements to affect the 2016 Presidential Election, Facebook has actually reacted with a strategy to stop such disturbance from occurring once again.
Ironically, regardless of the high-tech nature of cyber crime and the constantly-connected world of social networks, Facebook has actually decided to take an extremely old-school method to avoid future election meddling.
At today’s National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Washington DC, Facebook’s international politics and federal government outreach director Katie Harbath announced that the business will be presenting a brand-new confirmation procedure for those who acquire Facebook advertisements for political figures on the platform. Once the purchase is made online, a postcard with a confirmation code will be sent out to the address the purchaser supplies (which has to remain in the United States). The purchaser will need to go into the snail-mailed code on the website in order to finish the deal and see the advertisement go live.