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As the 2020 election ramps up, political ads are likely to infiltrate your social media feeds. If you’d rather they not appear, here’s how to banish them from your Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Tired of seeing political ads on Facebook and Instagram? Unless Facebook decides to ban them, you’re about to see a lot more as the November 2020 election gets closer. Thankfully, there is a way to prevent these kinds of ads from popping up on your feed. Both Facebook and Instagram allows you to turn off political ads, either by blocking them as they appear or by going directly to your ad settings. Here’s what you can do.
Disable Political Ads on Facebook
You can hide an individual ad, as well as all future political ads, via the Facebook app or website. The process is the same for both, but we’ll use the app for the examples below.
Disable Political Ads on Instagram
Instagram also allows you to hide an individual ad, political or otherwise. Tap the ellipsis icon at the top right of the ad and select Hide Ad. The next screen asks why you don’t want to see this ad. You can choose from such reasons as It’s not relevant, I see it too often, and It’s inappropriate. The ad then disappears.