- 08 May 18
Following pressure from Hot Press, among others, Facebook has decided to refuse advertising from foreign groups seeking to influence the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.
Starting today and lasting until the referendum on repealing the 8th on May 25, Facebook will be asking those who wish to post ads concerning the campaign for proof of Irish residency.
Hot Press has been actively pursuing the Social Media Monopoly for answers to a series of questions relating to this issue – and so the decision can be seen as a victory for the campaign which the magazine has been running.
That this is a welcome move is obvious. However, questions remain as to whether it goes far enough.