Facebook will ban the publication of all new political ads and messages on its pages from a week before the presidential elections in the United States, the founder of this social network, Mark Zuckerberg , announced today .
“We are going to block any new political announcement and stop publishing announcements during the last week of the campaign (electoral in the US). It is important that the campaigns can be developed, and I think that so that a bad speech does not occur, it is better not to add more speech, “says Zuckerberg in a long post on the network he founded. The popular network also aims to expand its “work with electoral officials to eliminate misinformation about voting.”
“We have already committed to partnering with state electoral authorities to identify and eliminate false claims about voting conditions in the last 72 hours of the campaign, but since these elections will include large amounts of early voting, we are extending that period to begin now and continue with this work until we have a final result “of the elections, explains Zuckerberg.
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He acknowledges that ” these elections are not going to be business as usual . We all have a responsibility to protect our democracy. That means helping people register and vote, clearing up confusion about how this election will work, and taking steps to reduce the chances of violence. and riots “.
Elections in the country most affected by covid
The US presidential elections, which will take place on November 3, will face Republican Donald Trump , who is running for re-election, and Democrat Joe Biden , and their celebration is expected to be conditioned by the coronavirus pandemic, given that the US is the country in the world most affected by covid-19.
The authorities also foresee a considerable increase in voting by mail , something that Trump believes can lead to irregularities and harm him. “There are barely two months to go before the US elections are held and with covid-19 affecting communities across the country, I am concerned about the challenges that people could face when voting,” the Facebook official said.