United States Facebook: Political Advertising Restrictions Immediately Before Presidential Election September 4: 4:36
Facebook in the United States has decided not to allow new political advertisements one week before the voting date to prevent false information from spreading this November.
This was revealed in a statement issued by CEO Zuckerberg of Facebook on the 3rd.
As a result, in order to prevent the spread of false information in the US presidential election held on November 3, we will not accept new political advertisements from candidates and camps one week before the voting date. I am.
Facebook has been admitting it in the past, despite criticism that political advertising is angry against opponents, but it has partly changed its policy.
In addition, keeping in mind that the number of mail votes will increase to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus, and it may take time to find out the result, so that confusion will not be caused by inaccurate "victorial declaration" of candidates and camps , That means displaying a label on these posts that calls attention.
Zuckerberg said in a statement, "This election is different from the past," and commented that democracy must be protected and violence and confusion must be prevented.
Facebook has faced severe criticism over Russia's alleged interference through social media in the last 2016 US presidential election, and the challenge is to prevent a recurrence.