Facebook doesn’t allow ads that are aimed at reducing the US census participation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.D), who is under fire for allowing the politicians to run misleading ads, said on Thursday it will be a ban on advertisements aimed at limiting their participation in next year’s U.S. census, which government officials and lawmakers fear it could be aimed at disinformation aimed at disrupting the flow of the graph.

The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone, it is in this image on 2 December 2019 at the latest. (REUTERS photo/Johanna Geron/Illustration

The census is used to determine each member state is represented in the U.S. Congress, and to guide the allocation of as much as $1.5 trillion per year in federal funds. See the picture below:

In a blog post on Thursday, Facebook said it will remove some misinformation about the census, such as when and how to take it, and its consequences, such as arrest or an individual’s census information will only be shared with other government agencies – that is, it is against federal law. With other incorrect information, you will be eligible for fact-checking.

In September, a meme circulated on Facebook that falsely claimed to be robbers, and the access to homes by posing as a government employee, which is a census of the people to information. It’s been debunked by fact-checkers, but it will not be removed in accordance with Facebook, it is a general fact-checking of policy-making.

Facebook said it would ban ads that “portray the census of participation as worthless or meaningless, or to advise people not to take part in the count.”

Even though Facebook is an exemption for those who are elected to serve ads to verify the facts, ” the company said, is that politicians should not be allowed to display advertisements or other content that is inconsistent with the first policy.

Posts on “a sincere expression of fear on the population census, will be permitted, on Facebook, officials told Reuters, although the messages may be controlled to achieve, and may be subject to additional contexts have been added.

The census, which happens once in a decade, and is expected to be largely completed online for the first time in the year 2020.

The Census experts have been worried for months that Facebook was not taking seriously the misinformation, a threat, and to not be prepared to combat it.

In March, Reuters reported that the Census Bureau had asked for Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s (GOOGL.D) Google+, and Twitter (TWTR.And Facebook, to assist in the removal of the “fake news” campaign.

But three sources directly involved in the reduction of the misinformation surrounding the census and the non-for-profit, academic, and private sectors, said, Facebook pages, presentations, cdp lawyers have all these details, and it seems to be more focused on the promotion of its platform for display ads. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Facebook officials have declined to comment on specific presentations or meetings.

One of the sources that are cited frustration with the way that Facebook dealt with in the house of robbers, and meme at the end of September. Facebook has, with the removal of the meme, and not in the Census Office, and detailed trends of what was going on, and will be shared with the officials of the company said.

Speaking to Reuters, a Facebook official acknowledged that “we didn’t fact-check as fast as we should have.”

“It looks like Facebook has finally listened,” said Vanita Gupta, president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, in a statement on the new policy. “The census of the people, and that our elections are of extreme vigilance – there are no do-overs.”

Google has recently released its policy in this census-related corruption, including the express prohibition on advertising with false information about how you can participate.

Twitter currently doesn’t allow false and misleading information about how to participate in social events. A company spokeswoman said that all the political advertising, prohibition of advertising on the census, but such advertisements are subject to the restrictions on the public.

Reporting Elizabeth and Illustrator based in London and Nick Brown in New York; Editing by Chris Sanders and David Gregorio

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