Facebook banning foreign ads related to Ireland’s abortion referendum

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Facebook has announced it is banning foreign advertisements related to Ireland’s abortion referendum amid concerns that North American groups are trying to influence the campaign.

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Irish voters will decide on May 25 whether to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion, in a divisive referendum that has drawn international attention.

Repe 2bIreland bars political donations from abroad, but the law does not apply to social media advertising.

US-based anti-abortion groups are among those who have bought online ads in Ireland during the campaign.

Facebook said it would “begin rejecting ads related to the referendum if they…

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