Facebook to ban false information on voting in U.S. midterm elections: report
Facebook Inc. has embarked on another effort to curb voter manipulation, with executives telling Reuters that the company will ban misinformation about voting requirements and untrue reports of conditions at polling sites that could prevent people from showing up to vote, such as long poll lines or violence at polling stations, ahead of and during next month’s U.S. midterm elections. The ban was set to be widely announced later Monday, Reuters reported. Facebook executives are also weighing whether to follow Twitter Inc. and ban posts linking to hacked materials, the report said. Facebook last week removed hundreds of U.S.-based pages and accounts it said were spreading false or misleading political content ahead of the elections.