The social network has decided to combat possible interference in the electoral process.
Social network Facebook has tightened its rules on political advertising and has blocked it in Ukraine. To advertise will be possible only after confirming the identity of his customer. Today for the publication of promotional materials related to the policy, you must provide identification, despite the fact that advertising is paid for with Bank cards where already specified owner – a natural or legal person, informs Rus.Media.
Interesting is the fact that the documents in the Ukrainian language will not be accepted. To do this, the advertiser needs to send a scan of passport or driving license of international standard and assessment procedure the company will take from 48 to 72 hours. In addition, to advertise can only people who are directly in Ukraine.
The new rules will affect all socio-political publishers, advertising agencies and other players of the media market that are engaged in the promotion of their publications in Facebook. Thus, the social network wants to prevent possible interference in the electoral process through Facebook.
Recall that the presidential elections in Ukraine will take place next week, March 31. This year was a record number of candidates for our country, 44. The main leaders of the presidential race is the current head of state Petro Poroshenko, the leader of the party “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko and showman Vladimir Zelensky. According to the latest opinion polls, the greatest chances of a victory remain with Zelensky, whom are ready to vote almost a quarter of voters – 22,6% (with a tolerance of +/-2,2%).
However, there is still no clarity on who will join him in the second part of the presidential race. According to the center “Social monitoring” and the Ukrainian Institute for social research. A. Yaremenko, Yulia Tymoshenko may collect about 13.3% of votes of Ukrainians, Petro Poroshenko is 11.5%. However, taking into account statistical error, the chances of the two candidates is fairer to call equal. It is not necessary to write off the presidential ambitions of Anatoly Gritsenko. The survey showed that in early March he had the support of 8.2% of voters.