Meanwhile, Facebook said Tuesday it will block foreign adverts aimed at the Irish referendum, "as part of our efforts to help protect the integrity of elections and referendums from undue influence". The company, along with other social networks, has been heavily criticized for a failure to stop election-related ads from Russian Federation from appearing on users' feeds in the lead-up to the 2016 US elections. Google went one step further and said it would not accept any ads related to the referendum, not just those from groups or individuals seeking to sway the vote.
While these are indeed positive developments for both Google and Facebook, many people would argue that these regulatory changes were not implemented soon enough, particularly as a great deal of citizens may have only seen digital advertising or online campaign materials in the many weeks previous to the new bans.
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'The fact is that the online world is a rules-free zone for foreign interests who have been spending vast sums of money trying to influence voters ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, ' she said. "That explains the massive pressure exerted on Google, Facebook, and other platforms to deny advertising space to the NO campaign", it said.
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The news represents a coup for the mayor of London Sadiq Khan , who has been pushing to make his city the "capital of world sport".
However this USA -first focus leaves other regions vulnerable to election fiddlers - hence Google deciding to suspend ad buys around the Irish vote, albeit tardily. "That platform is now being undermined in order to prevent the public from hearing the message of one side", the pro-life groups said at a press conference.
Yesterday, in an unprecedented move, Google opted out of taking any more advertisements relating to the vote after criticism of foreign funds and anonymous accounts.
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After the plebiscite, thousands of opposition supporters rallied against alleged mass violations at polling stations. He said his ministers will be chosen "as a result of discussions" with his allies and other political groups.
Ireland is set to vote to make abortion legal on May 25th by repealing the country's 8th amendment.