Facebook will remove messages before and during the presidential elections in the United States that use military language to call for polling stations to be monitored.
The new policy follows a call from Donald Trump Jr. last month to join “an army for Trump” to make sure the re-election of his father, President Donald Trump, is fair. Facebook already put a warning with this message, but it would have been removed with the new rules.
Even after the polls have closed, Facebook will not post political ads for the time being. With this, the company wants to prevent confusion about the results. Last week, the company announced that new political ads will be banned in the week before the elections.
Reports from political parties or candidates prematurely claiming victory or questioning a result have been added by Facebook with information from authoritative news media and election officials.
The results of the US elections will most likely take a few days as many votes are sent by mail because of the corona epidemic. President Donald Trump has falsely questioned the legitimacy of this method of voting in recent weeks.