Facebook stated that it will temporarily ban political and electoral ads starting on November 4, the day after the 2020 US presidential election, however, according to CNBC, some political ads have appeared as “active” on the platform’s ads library despite this planned restriction. Which was announced about a month ago, but a Facebook spokesperson quickly made the matter clear, saying that such ads were paused in the middle of the night, but it could take up to 24 hours for the changes to be reflected in the political ads library on Facebook.
How is this disclosed political ad from a congressional candidate active right now on Facebook at 7:21 ET? We’re going to try to quantify this problem now, no idea yet how widespread this is… pic.twitter.com/Q8dVGfCCUf
— Laura Edelson (@LauraEdelson2) November 4, 2020
According to “engadget”, Facebook confirmed that the ads do not give users impressions, which basically means that they are not visible to anyone who uses the site.
Facebook Product Manager Rob Leathern posted on his Twitter account indicating that when an ad is paused, deleted, or paused, it takes 24 hours for the changes to appear.
This is the case, the product manager added, whether the advertiser stops the campaign, or if Facebook makes the change as is the case this time.
It seems that the ads have been paused in the middle of the night as planned and that this is just a large database that will soon reach the target position of Facebook, given that Facebook has confirmed that the ads that are viewable by the site’s users are more technical than the company’s failure to present what it said it You will do.