The social media giant said it would also label presidential candidates’ posts with a label announcing the projected winner.
While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations, gloomy forecasts and other uncertainties led to share-price declines for all but Alphabet in after-market trading.
Allie Rasmus reports.
Lawmakers of both parties, citing the companies' tremendous power to disseminate speech and ideas, are looking to challenge their long-enjoyed bedrock legal protections for online speech.
The researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation.
Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions of reality.
The Google-owned video platform said Thursday it will now prohibit material targeting a person or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify violence.
The platform also permanently banned an Arizona-based digital communications firm that it said was behind the fake accounts.
Facebook said it's readied new safeguards for the 2020 U.S. elections that have it better prepared to deal with candidates who prematurely declare victory or contest official results and the possibility of voter intimidation by alleged -- and potentially armed -- "poll watchers."
The move comes less than two months after Facebook said it would stop promoting the group and its adherents — but faltered with spotty enforcement.
Celebs are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” to protest against the failure of Facebook to stop hateful content and curb election misinformation.
Alain Cocq had planned to show what he expects will be a painful end to his life after he announced on Friday that he was stopping all food and drink.
Facebook announced a new research partnership to study the role its social media platforms have on society during elections.
It's not clear if the changes are enough.
With just two months left until the U.S. presidential election, Facebook says it is taking additional steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election “civil unrest.”
A militia page was an oversight, Zuckerberg said.
The platform had temporarily banned ads and listings for hand sanitizer and wipes to help protect against inflated prices and hoarding amid the pandemic.
The Voting Information Center includes posts about changes to voting processes and other announcements from verified area election officials.
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Malcolm married his longtime fiancée Maureen at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Aug. 3.
Facebook removed a video posted by President Donald Trump for promoting false and misleading information about the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Wednesday.