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Facebook Bans Ads About Alleged Election Fraud

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Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is banning ads claiming that voting fraud is widespread, contesting the validity of the results of the upcoming US presidential election, or contesting voting methods.

 

The ban takes effect immediately and applies to the social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram.

The company has been under fire since it was revealed that it allowed ads manipulating voters in the previous election in 2016.

Facebook announced the new measures in a blog post. Previously, Facebook already banned messages claiming the election victory early.

Facebook’s decision comes a day after President Donald Trump seized the first election debate with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden to reiterate his baseless claims that the election is being tampered.

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