For months, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube prepared to clamp down on misinformation on Election Day in the U.S. On Tuesday, most of their plans went off without a hitch. The social platforms added labels to misleading posts by President Donald Trump and notified their users ...
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On Thursday, simmering discontent among Republicans over the power that Facebook and Twitter wield over public discourse erupted into open acrimony.
The company now plans to prohibit all political and issue-based advertising after the polls close on Nov. 3 for an undetermined length of time.
Facebook also widened its removal of posts that both explicitly and implicitly aim to disenfranchise people from voting.