Facebook has extended its election-time ban on election ads, itself part of a larger effort by the platform to combat misinformation.
“While multiple sources have projected a presidential winner, we still believe it’s important to help prevent confusion or abuse on our platform,” Facebook told advertisers in an email seen by Reuters. It said to expect the pause to last another month…
The reality is, a many-to-many communication platform makes political consensus nearly impossible. Even if we know the fact that Joe Biden has won the US election, far too many people can post and share alternative histories of the recent events.
“Just as dirty money can be laundered through shell companies into a legal economy, concepts and so-called “narratives” that are crafted for maximum division and confusion for America can be published outside the US and laundered into the US conversation.”