Josh Hawley, GOP senator, urges Mark Zuckerberg to reconsider Facebook's new election policies

Josh Hawley, GOP senator, urges Mark Zuckerberg to reconsider Facebook's new election policies


Sen. Josh Hawley, Missouri Republican, took issue Tuesday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over a new policy that has resulted in the platform flagging some of President Trump’s recent posts.

Mr. Hawley wrote Mr. Zuckerberg asking him to rethink Facebook’s new practice of attaching labels to content that “seeks to delegitimize” the outcome of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

The former Missouri attorney general also complained about Facebook’s decision to ban political advertisements in the week preceding the U.S. election and urged its CEO to reverse course.

Trending: AG Barr : ‘I have friends who haven’t lived in California in 21 years who received ballots”

Facebook announced both policies on Sept. 3, precisely two months before Election Day when voters will decide if Mr. Trump will be sent for a second term in the White House.

“We will attach an informational label to content that seeks to delegitimize the outcome of the election or discuss the legitimacy of voting methods, for example, by claiming that lawful methods of voting will lead to fraud,” Facebook said at the

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!