Why did you post fake ads on FB about GUV's career?

For weeks, he has been attacked by a policy that allows politicians and their campaigns to publish almost anything they want, including false and misleading claims.

Critics have included and several hundred Facebook employees.

This week, another critic emerged: Adriel Hampton, a progressive salesman and activist in San Francisco, who on Monday announced his intention to run for governor of California in protest over politics, publishing to prove his point.

Since then, Facebook has said it will not allow Hampton to take advantage of its lax approach to political discourse despite its candidacy, and says it is exploring its legal options. Facebook's criticism focuses on a non-intervention policy that it announced in September, when Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive and former deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, said the firm would allow politicians to speak even when it would otherwise violate our normal content rules.

The announcement meant that Facebook would give politicians and their campaigns almost free rein to publish whatever they want, including false or misleading information. Despite subsequent criticism, the company has doubled since then. On Wednesday, Campbell Brown, head of the firm's news associations and former journalist, defended the policy: I think it should be the role of the press to dissect the truth or lies found in political ads, not the engineers of a Technology company said.