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Facebook To Stop Political Ads 1 Week Before US Elections

 

Facebook, one of the social media giants, announced that it would freeze political ads one week before the US presidential election on November 3.

As the presidential elections to be held in the USA on November 3 approach, eyes are on social media.

We have previously shared with you that Facebook can stop all political ads before the upcoming US presidential elections in order to prevent the spread of false information and not affect voters.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on his social media account the decision they took as part of the election intervention measures.

Zuckerberg stated that he is worried about the risk of civil disobedience increasing in an environment where the country is so divided and the election results may result days or even weeks later, "This election will not be an election as usual and therefore everyone has a responsibility to protect our democracy." 

Emphasizing that political ads will not be allowed on Facebook 7 days before the elections, Zuckerberg noted that they will add warning labels to the posts of the candidates who declared victory before the election results are announced.

Zuckerberg also stated that the posts claiming that those who go to vote will get coronavirus will be removed from Facebook.

Facebook has been the number one advertising platform for politicians for years. One of the people who spend the most money for advertising on the platform is US President Donald Trump.

Trump, for example, spent $ 2.2 million on Facebook advertising in just one week last June.

In addition, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden managed to surpass Trump by spending $ 5 million on Facebook ads in recent weeks.

 


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