BulletinsSeptember 3, 2020
Facebook will block new political ads in the week before Election Day
Facebook announced a number of new initiatives that it hopes will help protect the integrity of the U.S. elections in November.
Those initiatives include:
- Not accepting new polticial ads in the week before the election.
- Removing posts that claim that people will get COVID-19 if they take part in voting, and adding context to posts that appear to use COVID-19 to discourage voting.
- Attaching information to content that "seeks to delegitimize the outcome of the election or discuss the legitimacy of voting methods."