Block Misleading Political Ads on Facebook With The F.B. Purity Desktop Browser Extension

2020 is going to be a bonkers year for US politics, but while the presidential debates and President Trump’s lingering impeachment might be the biggest topics of conversation (so far), we all know where the true political discourse happens: Facebook.

Unfortunately, a lot of that discourse is fuelled by both misinformation and disinformation. Part of the issue is how Facebook handles political advertisements. Unlike other types of ads or political content, Facebook does not apply third-party fact-checking to political ads posted by candidates.

F.B. Purity adds a new menu to the Facebook UI filled with customization options that change what you do and don’t see on the site. For example, you can disable auto-playing videos, hide entire menus, and even change how notifications are displayed. Most importantly for those who want to block out some of the political nonsense, F.B. Purity can hide ads, block posts using keywords, and apply stricter filtering to news posts that appear in your timeline, among many other tweaks.

It's ironic though how much effort has to go into cleaning up the Facebook cesspool for its users... Truth be told most people I interact with no longer use Facebook.

See https://lifehacker.com/block-misleading-political-ads-on-facebook-with-this-br-1840909248

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2020 is going to be a bonkers year for US politics, but while the presidential debates and President Trump’s lingering impeachment might be the biggest topics of conversation (so far), we all know where the true political discourse happens: Facebook.

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