In an attempt to combat efforts to undermine the US presidential election in November, Facebook on Thursday took several steps it says will address concerns about election interference on its platform.
But Facebook will continue to allow politicians to run lies in ads through Election Day.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would not accept new political ads in the final week of the 2020 election campaign. The company will remove posts that claim that people will get Covid-19 if they take part in voting, and it will label misinformation about the election and voting.
The policy reflects Facebook’s latest plan for what it acknowledges could be an unusual