Facebook preparing plans in case Trump seeks to delegitimize election: report

Source: The Hill | August 21, 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo

Facebook is preparing a contingency plan for if President Trump tries to use the platform to delegitimize the results of this year’s presidential election, The New York Times reported Friday.

Mark Zuckerberg and some senior members of the company have reportedly discussed a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after election day.

Political advertising is not fact-checked on the platform, and sources told the Times that Facebook employees are worried that exception could be used to spread misinformation.

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