Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday outlined several steps the social media site is taking to encourage voting and fight misinformation ahead of the US elections in November.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says everyone has a responsibility to protect democracy. elections" data-ad-ready="null">This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.
"I believe our democracy is strong enough to withstand this challenge and deliver a free and fair election — even if it takes time for every vote to be counted," Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Facebook.
In addition to efforts already in place, Zuckerberg said Facebook will expand its voter suppression policies and block new political and issue ads during the final week of the campaign.
"But it’s going to take a concerted effort by all of us — political parties and candidates, election authorities, the media and social networks, and ultimately voters as well — to live up to our responsibilities".
Facebook to limit political ads ahead of November election https://t.co/j9YmcxMMUl— CNET News (@CNETNews) September 3, 2020
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