When is it OK to post a racist advertisement?
This is the second post in a series about the rise of racist online advertising.
Read moreThe rise of hate speech and hate propaganda is a problem for the whole industry, the report found, as it makes it harder for people to tell the difference between ads that are genuine and fake.
“We have seen a shift in the way advertisers see the world and a growing sense that fake news and biased or biased advertising is the norm,” says John Lasseter, the former CEO of Facebook.
“It’s no longer acceptable to be transparent about your product, you can’t be too careful, and you can no longer make your ads easy to see, but you still have to make sure they’re safe to watch.”
The report, based on interviews with more than 200 people, found that fake Facebook ads were often more dangerous than genuine ones.
It said that in the first six months of 2017, the number of Facebook ads with fake content increased by more than 150%.
Facebook has previously said it would stop advertising with people with fake profiles, but Lasseteter said it was not a priority.
The company said in September it would introduce a new system in which users would have to click through a verification process to see ads that have been flagged as fake.
Facebook has faced intense criticism in recent months for a series of videos in which it shows people wearing masks to mock Muslims.
The videos sparked protests across the US, including one that resulted in the death of a Muslim protester.
Lasseter says the report highlights a broader trend in which fake news is becoming more pervasive.
“People are beginning to understand that fake content is a bigger problem than it’s ever been and we need to be more careful,” he said.