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Technology Facebook will link all 2020 US election posts to its voter hub

22:45  26 june  2020
22:45  26 june  2020 Source:   engadget.com

Facebook will let users opt out of political advertisements

  Facebook will let users opt out of political advertisements Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in an opinion piece for USA Today, in which he also discussed Facebook's efforts to prevent election interference. His comments come amid concerns about voter suppression and voting issues during this year's election, which could be amplified by the coronavirus pandemic.Facebook has "a responsibility not just to prevent voter suppression — which disproportionately targets people of color — but to actively support well-informed voter engagement, registration and turnout," Zuckerberg wrote.

The information hub can notify users about announcements and changes to the election process, if The social network will put a link to the Voting Information Center at the top of people’s Facebook In addition to announcing its new voter campaign, Facebook has also rolled out the ability to opt out of

Facebook updated its policies on the spread of misinformation and released a bunch of new tools to With just over a year left until the 2020 U . S . presidential elections , Facebook updated its policies Now, Facebook will clearly label false posts and state -controlled media, and will invest million in

On Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared additional details on the company’s 2020 US election plans. Zuckerberg said the social media giant will display its Voting Information Center at the top of the Facebook and Instagram apps.

a group of people sitting at a table in a room: PORTLAND, ME - JUNE 23: Van Afes fills out his ballot at at Merrill Auditorium where the City of Portland is currently holding in-person absentee voting and voter registration on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) PORTLAND, ME - JUNE 23: Van Afes fills out his ballot at at Merrill Auditorium where the City of Portland is currently holding in-person absentee voting and voter registration on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

When it detailed the hub last week, Facebook said its hope was to help 4 million people register for the upcoming 2020 elections. The center will notify users of announcements and changes to the election process. It will also provide information on topics like registration periods, when early voting starts and the deadline to apply to vote by mail.

When it comes to potential cases of voter suppression, every post that mentions the 2020 election will include a link to the Voter Information Center. Facebook also plans to flag posts made by politicians in this same way. "This isn't a judgment of whether the posts themselves are accurate," said Zuckerberg. "But we want people to have access to authoritative information either way."

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Timothy Aveni, the former Facebook employee who quit over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's handling of President Donald Trump's posts, gave his first interview to CNN this week and warned "we're in danger." In an interview that aired on "New Day" Friday, Aveni explained, "I've seen a couple times now that Mark doesn't uphold his principles. Zuck has told us over and over that calls to violence would not be tolerated on the platform, even if they were from the President of the United States, but on Friday he decided to do nothing in regards to the president's post.

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