Facebook will delete posts that spread voting misinformation this election Rachel Kaser / The Next Web - 1 year ago
  • Facebook today announced it’s tackling the most basic form of fake news to circulate around the time of an election: Voter misinformation and anything that might keep users away from the voting booths this fall.
  • Specifically, the company revealed it would be removing posts that encourage “voter suppression” — anything that might deter or prevent people from voting.
  • According to Jessica Leinwand, the company’s public policy manager, basic misinformation about voting booths, voting dates, and the like are already against the site’s rules.
  • Facebook is waging an ongoing war against political misinformation — perhaps in part as an act of penance for its role in the spreading of same in the 2016 election.