Facebook told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months.
As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda.
Buying Facebook ads can widen the audience for such material, but some of those influence efforts may violate election rules and the company's policies.
Under pressure from authorities around the world, Facebook last year introduced several initiatives to increase oversight of political ads.
Beginning on Wednesday in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run electoral ads, mirroring a policy unveiled during an Irish referendum last May, Katie Harbath, Facebook's director of global politics and outreach, said in an interview.
The same policy will take effect in Ukraine in February.
Nigeria holds a presidential election on Feb. 16, while Ukraine will follow on March 31.
In India, which votes for parliament this spring, Facebook will place electoral ads in a searchable online library starting from next month, said Rob Leathern, a director of product management at the company.
"We're learning from every country," Leathern said. "We know we're not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement."
Facebook believes that holding the ads in a library for seven years is a key part of fighting interference, he added.
The library will resemble archives brought to the United States, Brazil and Britain last year.
The newfound transparency drew some applause from elected officials and campaign accountability groups, but they also criticized Facebook for allowing advertisers in the United States to obfuscate their identities.
The Indian archive will contain contact information for some ad buyers or their official regulatory certificates. For individuals buying political ads, Facebook said it would ensure their listed name matches government-issued documents.