- Facebook is making a plan for how to respond if President Donald Trump uses the platform to try to delegitimize the results of the 2020 election, The New York Times reported.
- Executives have discussed implementing a “kill switch” to shut down political advertising after Election Day to curb the spread of misinformation.
- The company is discussing what to do if Trump uses the platform to try to nullify the election results by falsely claiming the US Postal Service lost track of mail-in ballots. It’s also preparing for how to respond if Trump falsely claims on the site that he won reelection.
- The Times report underscores how domestic disinformation has become as big a factor in the upcoming election as foreign disinformation, particularly when one of its biggest sources sits in the Oval Office.
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Facebook is laying the groundwork to stop President Donald Trump