Facebook will ban political ads in the US after November elections

Facebook will indefinitely ban political and problem-based announcements after the US presidential election scheduled for November 3 this year. The social networking company wants to avoid the hustle and bustle during the election season in the United States. Facebook it also announced it would ban announcements declaring candidates’ unverified premature victory.

“While announcements are an important way to express your voice, we plan to temporarily stop all advertising on social, electoral, or political issues in the United States after polling closes on November 3, to reduce the possibility of confusion or abuse”, Facebook in a noted blog.

In the event that a candidate falsely declares victory over Facebook, will add “more specific information” contradicting the statement. Facebook will also add labels to some election-related posts with a link to its Voting Information Center. Facebook and Instagram will add an info box on the apps news feed, noting if the major media have declared a winner.

Facebook further noted that if a candidate declared a winner by the major press is challenged by another candidate or party, Facebook will show the name of the winning candidate declared with notifications at the top Facebook and Instagram, as well as presidential candidate label posts, with the declared winner’s name and a link to the Voting Information Center.

Last week Facebook announced it will ban ads seeking to delegitimize elections on the platform. Facebook it also banned all groups, themes, and accounts claiming to belong to the QAnon conspiracy theory group.

Facebook also noted that it will remove all calls indicating coordinated interference or carrying weapons to polling stations, also eliminate calls that use militarized language or suggest that the goal is to intimidate, exercise control or show power over election officials or voters .

Facebook invited users to participate Facebook Protect, launched last year to offer additional security tools and protections to safeguard the Facebook and Instagram accounts of campaigns, elected officials, federal and state political party committees, and staff. “These efforts are part of our ongoing coordination with law enforcement and electoral authorities at all levels to protect the integrity of the elections,” Facebook noticed.

Facebook he said he will indefinitely ban advertising after the US presidential election to reduce the chances of confusion or abuse.

News Underline:

  • Facebook is banning political and problem-based announcements indefinitely after the November US election.
  • Facebook will also add labels to some election-related posts with a link to its Voting Information Center
  • Facebook and Instagram will add an info box on the apps news feed, noting if the major media have declared a winner.