How to turn off political ads on your Facebook or Instagram feed?

Facebook Instagram political ads

Tired of seeing political ads appear over and over again as you scroll through your feed? You can block Facebook and Instagram ads related to any political and election issues.

Facebook recently announced that it will let people decide whether they would like to add politics to their feed on Facebook and Instagram or not.

Facebook has faced ongoing criticism since the 2016 election, and beyond. Their political influence undermines democracy in a number of ways by doing nothing to prevent or restrict inaccurate political information in its place. Checkout What Facebook Has Done to the Democracy of America.

If you do not want to see the ads, you will need to follow the following steps in accordance with the new policy as it is an option to opt-in.

if you think that it is not happening in your country then it worth checking the following examples:

 

Here is something from indian political ads campaigns

indian politics ads campaigns

This feature is not yet available to all users, it is starting to appear to US and international users, so it’s worth checking out at least once on your Facebook account.

some more from India.

indian politics ads campaigns

 

Another one

 

If you prefer to watch a video explaining how to do this, you can see it here on Facebook and here on Instagram.

Facebook

Facebook app settings can be changed from here:

  1. In the Facebook app, hit the menu button (three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner of your News Feed).
  2. Go to the Settings button.
  3. Tap Ad Preferences > Ad Topics.
  4. In the pop-up menu, tap See fewer ads about this topic.

Political ad itself allows you to remove it from your Facebook feed

  1. Pick any political ad you come across in your Facebook feed (marked as “Paid by” a political campaign, candidate, or group).
  2. Tap the Confirmed Organization button.
  3. In the pop-up menu, tap See fewer ads about this topic.

Instagram

Using your Instagram app settings

  1. Go to your profile, in the Instagram app.
  2. Press the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner – Menu Botton
  3. Tap the Settings button > Ads > Topics Preferences.
  4. Tap Social Issues, Elections or Politics.
  5. Tap Save.

Or through a political ad in your Instagram feed

  1. Pick any political ad you come across in your Instagram feed (marked as “Paid by” a political campaign, candidate, or group).
  2. Tap the Paid for by button.
  3. In the pop-up menu, tap See fewer ads like this.
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