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Facebook To Restrict Groups That Post False Election Information

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Facebook has announced plans to restrict groups on its platform with too many posts that violate its content rules. The company will also place any group (public and private ones) with multiple posts violating its community standards on probation according to The Washington Post.


The groups cannot appeal their probationary status and Facebook Moderators will have to approve all their posts manually for 60 days. Admins of the groups will be notified of their group’s status and told when the probation will end.


During the probationary period, Facebook will keep tabs on how the moderators of restricted groups deal with posts; if they continue to allow posts that break its rules, Facebook may shut down the groups entirely.

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Facebook calls it “a measure we’re taking in order to protect people during this unprecedented time”. “We are temporarily requiring admins and moderators of some political and social groups in the US to approve all posts if their group has a number of Community Standards violations from members,” Facebook spokesperson Leonard Lam said in a statement.


Facebook had recently shut down a group with over 300,000 members. The group had posted election misinformation about vote-rigging, falsely claiming that the Democrats were trying to steal the election. Facebook had also barred ads falsely claiming victory.


AP has called the election in favour of Joe Biden who is projected to have reached the 270 electoral college votes required to win the election. President Trump has, however, not conceded defeat.


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