Facebook refused 2.2 million ads in the wake of US election
Facebook has not posted 2.2 million ads because they were “trying to influence the U.S. presidential election” and “hinder votes”. Facebook says it will not relive the 2016 ‘trauma’.
In addition to the 2.2 million rejected ads, Facebook has deleted 120,000 messages and issued warnings to 150 million fake news posts. That’s what Facebook’s communications manager Nick Clegg told.
Clegg does not give examples of the content or origin of the messages. However, he says that Facebook is better prepared for the US presidential election than in 2016 and that the company does not want to go through the trauma of that year again. Since then, Facebook has been trying to prevent a repeat of Facebook with human moderators, artificial intelligence and collaboration with fact checkers. The results are somewhat controversial.