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Facebook, Google tools reveal new political ad tactics

OHIO: Public databases that shine a light on online political ads - launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday’s U.S. elections - offer the public the first broad view of how quickly the companies yank advertisements that break their rules. The databases also provided campaigns unprecedented insight into opponents’ online marketing, enabling them to capitalize on weaknesses, political strategists told Reuters. Facebook Inc and Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, introduced the databases this year to give details on some…