Facebook Moves to Ban False Information on US Election Voting

Facebook executives recently confirmed that the company will putting in efforts to ban false information related to voting requirements and fact-checking reports on violence or long polling station lines ahead of the upcoming US elections.


The move follows Senator Ron Wyden’s inquiry on how Facebook will counter posts aimed at suppressing votes, such as hoaxes telling users that they could vote by text which had been used to reduce voter turnout in the past.


It is said however, that the measure may likely not stop the vast majority of untruthful posts about candidates or other election issues.



Source: Reuters

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