Preferring to focus on the robustness of its transparency policies, Facebook has no plans to revise its micro-targeting policies or its approach to political advertising as the UK general election looms.
An investigation by the ad watchdog found brands including McDonald’s, Lidl and Marks & Spencer running ads for food high in fat, sugar or salt alongside videos on YouTube channels directed at children, although there is no suggestion the companies were actively targeting under-16s.
Online gambling ads featuring animated characters, celebrities or influencers who appeal to under-18s will be banned to protect children from harm.
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