Facebook chief Zuckerberg put a brake on civil unrest

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg warned on Thursday of the possibility of civil unrest because of the high turnout in the US election, which would be a "test" for the social network.

 

Facebook chief Zuckerberg put a brake on civil unrest

Zuckerberg expressed concern about misinformation and voter pressure on leading social networks, aimed at preventing fraud and abuse four years ago.

 

"I am concerned that our nation is so divided and it may take days or weeks to finalize the election results," said Zuckerberg, who was questioned’ during a Capitol Hill meeting earlier this week. It takes time, which can lead to civil unrest. "

 

"Given that, companies like ours need to go beyond what we've done before."

 

Earlier this week, confusion erupted over political ads on Facebook, beginning with the cold November 3 before the US presidential election.

 

Rival parties have complained that Facebook is thwarting campaign efforts after misunderstandings erupted after a ban on new paid political ads a week before election day.

 

When we launched a ban on Tuesday, Facebook product manager Rob Leathern said in a tweet, "We're investigating some ad blocking issues, and some advertisers are having difficulty modifying their campaigns." Is."

 

Political advertising publishers can block the ban by loading ads on Facebook before the deadline, and then reaching out to a wider audience.

 

Facebook, based in California, has tightened its rules on political advertising ahead of the 2020 election in other ways, including banning attempts to sabotage the election process.

 

For President Donald Trump's campaign, a public viewing list - the Facebook Post Library, which used to have a victory advertisement - is already appearing.

 

And on Tuesday, Joe Biden, a senior adviser to the Democratic presidential contender for the media, tweeted a screen capture on Trump's Facebook ad showing a picture of the president and a "Election Day today."

 

But Facebook had told the former vice president's campaign that it could not launch ads that said election day was "today" or "tomorrow," Clasen tweeted.

 

Democratic political strategist Eric Reef said on Twitter that he and others were working to restore ads that had been accidentally removed’ by Facebook.

 

"While next week will be a test for Facebook, I'm proud of my work," Zuckerberg said.

 

"I also know that our work does not stop after November 3," Zuckerberg said.

 

"So we will continue to anticipate new threats, develop our own vision, and strive to protect the integrity of the democratic process and the right of the people to be heard around the world."


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