Yesterday, the Dutch agenda newspaper,, which was Facebook’s only partner, cut ties with the social arrangement and appear a blog post, accounting by Gert-Jaap Heokman,’s editor-in-chief, questioning: “What is the point of angry fake news if you are not accustomed to tackle politicians?”

The tech giant is currently operating after a third-party fact-checking account in the Netherlands over the connected altercation of acceptance political ads to accommodate misinformation. However, Facebook insists it’s not an “appropriate role for us to adjudicator political debates and anticipate a politician’s speech from extensive its admirers and being accountable to public debate and scrutiny.”

For the past year, has been Facebook’s only third-party account after Leiden University pulled out of it affiliation with the social arrangement over agnate issues, as first noted by The Verge

With just over a year left until the 2020 US presidential elections, social media giants have been advancing by afterlight their misinformation behavior and political announcement regulations. Last month, Facebook appear a bunch of new tools to better “protect the autonomous process,” but it has again been under fire for acceptance politicians to openly lie in ads on the platform.

As categorical in’s post, it has been in battle with Facebook since May after the administrator ruled that an ad appear by the Dutch politician, Esther de Lange, was “unsubstantiated” after she claimed that 10 percent of Romanian farmland was owned by non-European people. Soon after, Facebook intervened claiming that politicians were not to be fact arrested on the belvedere ultimately making feel “uncomfortable” in the partnership. 

“We value the work that has done and regret to see them go, but account their accommodation as an absolute business,” a Facebook agent told The Verge. “We have strong relationships with 55 fact-checking ally around the world who fact-check agreeable in 45 languages, and we plan to abide accretion the affairs in Europe and hopefully in the Netherlands.”

As Facebook continues to attempt to absolve its stance on political ads — article its own advisers has taken issue with — other tech giants including Google, Twitter, and Snapchat have fine tuned their access to administration political ads on their platforms. 

Last month, Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, tweeted that the belvedere will ban all political ads. Last week, Google assuredly adapted its policy attached advertisers from targeting ads based on voters’ political leanings or public voter records. In that same week, Evan Spiegel, Snap’s CEO, said his aggregation will fact-check and review all ads on the platform. 

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