FACEBOOK BRACES FOR CONTESTED ELECTION, VOTER INTIMIDATION
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FACEBOOK BRACES FOR CONTESTED ELECTION, VOTER INTIMIDATION
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.”

In the former case, Facebook plans to halt all political advertisements once polls close on Nov. 3, an extension of an earlier restriction on new political ads in the week leading up to Election Day. The ban will likely last for a week, though Facebook says it could run longer if necessary. And it plans to label posts that cast doubt on election results with links to official information.

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Techlife News #467