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Facebook To Reject Political Ads Prematurely Claiming US Election Victory

Lawstreet Journal 25 Sep 2020 10:29pm

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On Wednesday (September 23, 2020), Facebook said that it would not allow users to run ads on its services declaring victory in the November elections before the news channels have declared a winner.

The rules have been fine tuned for politicians, campaigns and potentially others can say on Facebook out of concern that people could try to manipulate its online social network to spread false information or sow unrest. Facebook did not single out Trump in its announcement that it would label posts by any campaign that tries to declare victory before the final election results are in but his opponent has shown no intention of declaring premature victory and has never challenged the integrity of US elections.

The social media behemoth has repeatedly declined to fact check and political lives in the past have been criticized for allowing misleading messages to spread politico reports.Facebook previously committed to policing user post that prematurely declared an election night victory.

This move expands the company's plans, which were announced earlier in September, to stop accepting new political ads in the week before the election which are going to take place in November. Facebook said political advertisers could resume creating new ads after Election Day. 

The Social Media website has informed that it has signed partnership with the Reuters news agency amd the National Election Pool, a consortium of news organizations including NBC News, to determine winners in the election.

The democrats have warned of a “RED MIRAGE” on election night, citing expected delays in counting a record number… Continue Reading...


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