Facebook to Ban Political Ads in Week Before Election

Posts with obvious misinformation on voting policies and the coronavirus pandemic will also be removed.

  • Published 3 September 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

With just two months left until the U.S. presidential election, Facebook says it is taking more steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election “civil unrest.” The company said Thursday it will restrict new political ads in the week before the election and remove posts that convey misinformation about COVID-19 and voting. It will also attach links to official results to posts from candidates and campaigns that declare premature victories. “This… Read at AP News