Facebook says it's adding a rule against spreading misinformation about the 2020 US census, treating such posts with extra scrutiny out of fear they could disrupt the count. https://nbcnews.to/2Nop0mD
The move places Facebook in a position of referee in the year-long effort with wide political ramifications. Civil rights groups and the U.S. Census Bureau had been asking tech companies, including Facebook to step up their fight against false information.
“We’re going to treat next year’s Census like an election — with people, policies, and technology in place to protect against Census interference,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, said in a blog post addressing the company’s efforts around civil rights. http://nbcnews.to/2Nop0mD
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