By Frank Nwaete
TECH GIANTS Facebook says that it will halt Political Adverts One Week to the USA Presidential election on November 3 2020.
But will continue to show existing Political Adverts, One week before the USA Election.
It announced steps to prevent it’s Platform from being exploited .
Facebook which is 60 times bigger than other TECH GIANTS by market capitalization, wants to engage Voters and minimize Misinformation before election.
Facebook Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg while accepting that One person “FREE SPEECH” is another’s “HATE SPEECH”, Insists that the 2020 USA Presidential election will not be “BUSINESS AS USUALS”!
Mark Zuckerberg says he is worried that divisions across USA could increase risks of Civil unrest.
That there could be intense claims and counter-claims as ballots are being counted.
Facebook has been criticized for not fact-checking Political Adverts and it’s handling of Misinformation.
Facebook is scrutinized from allowing Political Adverts to be “Micro-targetted” on its Platforms.
It is also criticized for Political Adverts targetting small communities and avoiding wider debates.
President Donald Trump and former USA Vice-President Joe Biden are running for the USA Presidency in the November 3 election.
Trump has refused to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming Presidential election.
Some recent Polls show Trump “Lagging Behind” Joe Biden!
President Donald Trump made false claims that the “Mail-in-Voting” could lead to increased electoral fraud.
Facebook has also admitted that it had hundreds of fake Accounts, up to 400 with ties to Kremlin Russia.
Facebook is accused of not preventing Russia from interfering in the 2016 USA Presidential election.
And says that Data from Millions of USERS were “IMPROPERLY SHARED” with Cambridge Analytica!
Cambridge Analytica is a Consultancy firm that worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential election.
It also worked for Pro-Brexit Groups in the UK’S 2016 BREXIT referendum.
UNITED NATIONS (UN) blamed Facebook for helping spread Hate Speech against Royingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Facebook says it was used to “Incite Violence” against Royingya Muslims during Military Crackdown.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new measures in a lengthy post on Thursday 3rd September,2020.
Facebook is to label posts attempting to declare premature Victory before ballots are counted.
Critics says Facebook is not doing enough to check-mate confusing Political Adverts.
But does this convince everyone?
Asks Experts and whether it will work.