Facebook intends to put the name of the winner of the US presidential election on the "top" of Facebook and Instagram, the company says. The company will also mark the presidential candidates' posts with a link to the polling center, according to Facebook spokesman Tom Reynolds.
The company intends to "show the name of the winner in the notifications at the top of Facebook and Instagram. The notice on both platforms will state that "The winner of the presidential election has been announced - The <name> is the predicted winner of the 2020 US presidential election," Reynolds explained in an email to The Verge.
Facebook will be based on its "post Reuters as well as independent offices decisions in major news outlets, including ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News, CNN and The Associated Press to determine when the new President will be announced, "said Reynolds.
Facebook has seen "many inaccurate allegations about the election" as the count continues on many key states, adding that many of them allegations have "low engagement" on its platform. "We are taking additional interim measures, which we have been reporting to you all this time, to prevent this content to approach more people", says. Some of these meters is content degradation where systems perceive it to be incorrect or false information, as well as the release of allegations concerning ballot. It also restricts the distribution of election-related live videos on Facebook.
Facebook announced several steps it took before November 3 to reduce the spread of misinformation on its platforms. Ban them political ads based in the USA and banned them advertisements who falsely claimed someone's victory. On Thursday, Facebook "downloaded" a group of 300.000 people called "Stop the Steal" due to alarming calls for violence from its members group”And also blocks a lot hashtag related to unfounded allegations about the elections.
Source of information: theverge.com