- 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.
Rachel Kaser / The Next Web - 1 year ago