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Facebook: Extremist right to block elections called for

The USA they say that CEO Facebook must immediately address the threat of voter repression and calls for violence.

Two U.S. officials have called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take immediate action to ensure justice and safety in the American elections of 2020.

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Facebook: Extremist right to block elections called for

The actions will include "limiting repression efforts by far-right, neo-Nazi and right-wing paramilitary groups," who use the social media platform to spread misinformation and empathy shortly before the US presidential election, according to the letter. . The Pramila Jayapal and David Cicilline, published on Monday.

The letter also notes recent comments by the US President, <br><br>Donald Trumpthat he would use law enforcement to patrol polling stations - which he said was "voter intimidation designed to quell the turnout of colored and Latino voters" - and his refusal to commit peacefully by the White House in the event that he fails to be re-elected, according to CNET.

"His actions President have encouraged the far right, neo-Nazis, right-wing militia groups and their supporters, who often turn to Facebook to spread rumors and misinformation about the election. The lack of coordinated action by the social networking medium to address this threats is a serious concern for democracy. "

Facebook: Extremist right to block elections called for

The letter asks Facebook to enforce policies that prohibit vote interference, to immediately remove any posts, groups and events that promote far right violence, voter repression and misinformation. Prohibit nationalist and violent groups. Enforce a ban on any post that encourages people to carry guns in polling stations, and hire experts to deal with far-right violence and hate groups.

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