Facebook has said it will not take on any new political advertisements seven days before the US election, on November 3. However, the social media platform will still allow existing political ads to be promoted and targeted at different users. The company will label posts by candidates that try to declare victory before all of the votes have been counted. Facebook has previously been criticized for allowing political advertisements to be ?micro-targeted?. This means they allowed some political ads to only be seen by very small communities. The Mozilla Foundation has said this makes it easier for politicians and their supporters to spread fake news. Facebook is also going to remove videos of President Trump encouraging voters in North Carolina to vote twice, as it?s illegal. This video violates our policies prohibiting voter fraud and we will remove it unless it is shared to correct the record, Facebook. The new measures could serve as a precedent for how Facebook handles elections in other parts of the world


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