SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook Inc. on Thursday moved to clamp down on any confusion about the November election on its service, rolling out a sweeping set of changes to try to limit voter misinformation and prevent interference from U.S. President Donald Trump and other politicians
In an acknowledgment of how powerful its effect on public discourse can be, Facebook said it planned to ban any new political ads on its site in the week before Election Day. The social network said it would also strengthen measures against posts that tried to dissuade people from voting. Post-election, it said it will quash any candidates’ attempts at claiming false victories by redirecting users to accurate information on the results.
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