Researchers explain why they believe Facebook mishandles political ads

According to the research team at NYU Cybersecurity for Democracy, despite Facebook's ban on political ads around the time of last year's U.S. elections, the platform allowed more than 70,000 political ads to run anyway. “There are many more sophisticated methods that could be employed here that Facebook doesn't seem to be using,” says Laura Edelson, Ph.D candidate in computer science and engineering.