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Facebook will ban ads that discourage people from voting

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Lying in Facebook political ads is ok — as long as the lie isn't infringing on people's right to cast their vote.

During a conference call Monday in which Facebook detailed its latest efforts to bolster election integrity and stop the spread of misinformation, Mark Zuckerberg announced some new measures the company is taking to fight voter suppression. 

Voter suppression is a term that describes efforts to prevent people from voting by spreading anti-voting sentiment, sharing incorrect information about how to vote, and even undermining get out the vote efforts and voting infrastructure. 

Now, Facebook will outright prohibit ads that discourage people from voting. For example, Facebook wouldn't allow someone to publish an ad that suggests that voting is pointless. Read more...

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