Facebook says it Removed Over 120,000 Posts for Attempting to Obstruct Voting
- Facebook rejected 2.2 million ad submissions for targeting the US without completing its authorisation process
- The social media giant has also removed 120,000 posts across Facebook and Instagram for violating its voter interference policies and placed warnings on 150 million posts debunked by fact-checkers
- Facebook Vice President for global affairs Nick Clegg made the remarks in an interview with the French newspaper Journal du Dimanche, and said Facebook has used artificial intelligence that “made it possible to delete billions of posts and fake accounts, even before they are reported by users”
- Facebook introduced the fact-checking programin the aftermath of the 2016 elections, and added it to Instagram last year
- The program has since expanded to include Facebook groups, where misinformation is frequently shared.
- The fact-checking program has had mixed results however, with early partners Snopes and ABC leaving the partnership