Facebook put warnings on or removed 150 million pieces of content surrounding election: Zuckerberg

Facebook put warnings on or removed 150 million pieces of content surrounding election: Zuckerberg


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will tell senators on Tuesday that his company worked with election officials nationwide to quickly remove false content about elections on its platforms, according to the company.

In testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Zuckerberg will say his company removed posts using ‘militarized language’ about poll watching or posts that suggested efforts to intimidate election officials were underway.

“We partnered with election officials to remove false claims about polling conditions and displayed warnings on more than 150 million pieces of content after review by our independent third-party fact-checkers,” Mr. Zuckerberg will say, according to his prepared remarks. “We put in place strong voter suppression policies prohibiting explicit or implicit misrepresentations about how or when to vote as well as attempts to use threats related to COVID-19 to scare people into not voting.”

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Liberals and supporters of presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden have argued that Facebook has not done enough to crack down on conservative

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