By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-3-20
Facebook, which has taken flak in D.C. over the use of its platform for 2016 Russian election disinformation, said it won’t accept any new political ads for a week before the upcoming election, though ads running before that time can continue to run.
That is one of what CEO Mark Zuckerberg characterized in a Facebook post as additional steps to insure a secure election.
It was Twitter’s flagging of the president’s claim about mail-in-balloting which is legal, leads to massive voter fraud that most believe helped spur his executive order to regulate social media’s moderation of content. The order suggested such flagging turned a neutral platform into a speaker that should lose Sec. 230 immunity from liability over content on its platform. » Read More