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Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global affairs, told the Financial Times that "there are some break-glass options available to us if there really is an extremely chaotic and, worse still, violent set of circumstances" around the election.
He did not elaborate on what exactly those circumstances might look like, or what restrictions might be put in place.
Jamie Condliffe ( @jme_c) is the news editor at Protocol, based in London. Prior to joining Protocol in 2019, he worked on the business desk at The New York Times, where he edited the DealBook newsletter and wrote Bits, the weekly tech newsletter. He has previously worked at MIT Technology Review, Gizmodo, and New Scientist, and has held lectureships at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. He also holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of Oxford.