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Facebook allows US political candidates to run sponsored content


Facebook Inc said on Friday it was allowing US-based political candidates to run branded content on its social networking platforms, but the content would not be cataloged in its advertising library.

Political campaigns and groups can now use the social media company's branded content tool, which allows influencers to more clearly tag in an official sub-header that the post is a paid partnership.

The change came after US Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg this week paid popular meme accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram to post content about the billionaire former New York mayor.

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