FB to block ads claiming victory in US prematurely

Wednesday, 23. September 2020 21:37

Facebook Inc. will not publish political ads that prematurely claim victory in the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, a spokesperson for the company announced on Wednesday.

The measure comes in addition to the social media giant's plans to "encourage voting" and put an end to misinformation on its platform ahead of the November polls by banning new political ads in the week preceding the vote.

Facebook also said that it could "restrict the circulation of content" if the situation regarding the elections turns "chaotic" or "violent."

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