Facebook has taken down more than 120,000 posts for trying to 'obstruct voting'

Facebook took down more than 120,000 posts since March for violating its voter-interference policies, the company said  

Warnings were attached to an additional 150 million native posts touting claims debunked by third-party fact-checkers, according to former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, now Facebook's VP of global affairs and communications.

Facebook's use of artificial intelligence has 'made it possible to delete billions of posts and fake accounts, even before they are reported by users,' Clegg said. 

Since March, some 2.2 million ads submitted to both Facebook and Instagram were rejected for targeting the US without completing the company's authorization process.

According to Facebook, 'ads related to the US 2020 census and voting around the November 3, 2020 election are subject to additional prohibitions.'

The company is also refusing to accept new ads about social issues, politics or the election the week before Election Day. 

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Facebook announced that it's already registered 2.5 million new voters in advance of Election Day, part of its ongoing crusade against voter misinformation and disenfranchisement

Facebook announced that it's already registered 2.5 million new voters in advance of Election Day, part of its ongoing crusade against voter misinformation and disenfranchisement 

The social media platform began working to defuse misinformation and voter manipulation efforts almost immediately after the 2016 election, when it was criticized for allowing coordinated campaigns to drive confusion among voters.

'Thirty-five thousand employees take care of the security of our platforms and contribute for elections,' Clegg told Agence France-Presse. 'We have established partnerships with 70 specialized media, including five in France, on the verification of information.'

Facebook reports it identified and removed 30 networks it said were 'engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, including foreign or government interference.'

On October 6, Facebook announced it would take down any accounts representing the conspiracy group QAnon, 'even if they contain no violent content.' 

Former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, now Facebook's VP for global affairs and communications, says the platform rejected 2.2 million ads for 'interfering with voting' and slapped warnings on 150 million organic posts

Former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, now Facebook's VP for global affairs and communications, says the platform rejected 2.2 million ads for 'interfering with voting' and slapped warnings on 150 million organic posts

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