After the polling stations for the US presidential election on November 3, Facebook will temporarily no longer allow political ads.
The social media platform claims to do this to prevent abuse or confusion.
Also, Facebook will label messages that prematurely declare a winner with information from traditional news media and elected officials.
“For example, notifications that indicate that not all votes have been counted,” said Facebook executives in a statement. Messages suggesting that voters and polling station staff should be intimidated will also be banned.
Facebook has previously announced that it will ban ads claiming that voter fraud is widespread, contradicting the validity of the presidential election results, or disputing voting methods.
Counting votes in the United States is expected to take several days this year. That’s because more Americans than ever before will be voting through the mail because of the corona epidemic.
President Donald Trump does not like this and says that voting by post promotes election fraud, for which there is no evidence.
Several Republicans are calling on volunteers to keep an eye on the polling stations where you can vote before November 3.