Facebook announced that it would stop receiving new political ads a week before the U.S. election
Nowadays, social platforms have become one of the political propaganda tools, and many politicians or presidential candidates will conduct propaganda work on the Internet. Near the US presidential election, the social media giant Facebook (FB) recently announced a number of new measures, including stopping receiving new political propaganda advertisements and deleting posts containing incorrect information to avoid affecting the election.
Recently, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg publicly stated that there are only two months left before the presidential election. Although this year is affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic and the voting method is different from before, every citizen should be responsible for defending democracy. He announced that Facebook will take additional measures to encourage voters to vote and combat false information online. He said that one week before the general election, the platform will restrict the acceptance of new political propaganda advertisements and delete some incorrect messages about voting.
Earlier, Facebook launched a new feature that allows users to choose to close the reception of all political advertisements to avoid their influence. In addition, Facebook also restricts the forwarding function of Messenger to prevent the spread of misinformation.