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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."
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