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Facebook rejected calls to ban or fact-check political ads ahead of the UK's general election

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Facebook rejected calls to ban or fact-check political ads ahead of the UK's general election**

· *Facebook has rejected calls to ban political ads on its platform ahead of a general election in the UK on December 12.*
· *The company told journalists on Thursday that it wanted to allow politicians and candidates to speak to voters through paid ads — and that it won't fact-check their claims.*
· *The firm is...
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