Facebook to ban new political ads on cusp of US election

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook said Thursday it will ban new political advertising the week before the US election, one of its most sweeping moves yet against disinformation as CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned of a “risk of civil unrest” after the vote.The social media giant vowed to fact check premature claims of victory, stating that if a candidate tries to declare himself the winner before final votes are tallied “we’ll add a label to their posts directing people to the official results.”And it promised to “add an informational label” to content seeking to delegitimize the results or claim that “…

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