There are 145 days left on the clock until November 3, and Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, says Facebook is screwing up all over again. advertisement “Tens of millions of Americans rely on Facebook as a news source,” the Biden campaign said in a letter to the social network. “But the company continues to amplify misinformation and lets candidates pay to target and confuse voters with lies.” The campaign warned that Facebook “seems to be on a crash course to let the same mistakes happen again” in 2020, after foreign actors used the service to influence the 2016 presidential election. With four “asks” and a hashtag referencing Facebook’s old motto (#MOVEFASTFIXIT), Biden is calling on Facebook to do the following: “Promote authoritative and trustworthy sources of election information, rather than the rants of bad actors and conspiracy theorists.” “Promptly remove false, viral information.” “Prevent political candidates and PACs from using paid advertising to spread lies and misinformation—especially within two weeks of election day.” Create “clear rules—applied universally, with no exceptions for the President—that prohibit threats and lies about how to participate in the election.” This call for moderation greatly contrasts with President Trump’s recent executive order seeking to… Read full this story
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