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Google, Facebook at Center of Rising Political-Ad Tensions

  • Trump campaign fears Facebook could restrict reaching voters
  • Google changes rules to limit how election ads are targeted
Facebook App And Logo As Crisis Reignites Washington Scrutiny Of Social Networks
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Facebook Inc. and Google were drawn into an escalating battle of wills Wednesday over the use of political advertising on social media.

Trump campaign officials pressured Facebook to maintain its permissive political advertising rules, while Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced an overhaul of how campaigns may target their messages across the world’s largest search engine.