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Facebook to block new political ads in week before election
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced a slate of new policies to fight voter misinformation, including cutting off new political ads a week before Election Day and limiting forwarding on Facebook's Messenger app.
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Advertisers will still be able to run political ads in the week before the election, but Facebook will not greenlight new political or issue ads in the week leading up to Election Day.
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"It's important that campaigns can run get out the vote campaigns, and I generally believe the best antidote to bad speech is more speech, but in the final days of an election there may not be enough time to contest new claims," Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.
Facebook is also limiting how many chats Messenger users can forward a message to at one time.