Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, debut on Facebook News

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said Friday the company will start flagging posts from politicians who violate its guidelines but are up to date – a significant increase for the social media giant as it is used by civil rights groups and advertisers Content is criticized for its handling of misinformation and hatred.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg talks about the new Facebook news function in the Paley Center For … (+) Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City.

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IMPORTANT FACTS

The policy does not apply to posts that encourage violence or promote suppression of voters that Facebook removes.

Content labeling is a recent Twitter approach that has marked President Donald Trump's tweets for "glorifying violence" or "manipulated media."

Zuckerberg had previously insisted that posting a warning or label would be inappropriate and said earlier this month that "there is a risk that we will be editorial about content that we dislike".

Facebook also announced on Friday that it would ban ads that claim that people of certain racial or ethnic groups are threatening the safety or health of others, or ads that indicate that immigrants and refugees are inferior.

Ultimate quote

"We will continue to allow people to share this content in order to condemn it, just like we do with other problematic content, as this is an important part of our discussion about what is acceptable in our society. But we will . " Add a prompt to let people know that the content they are sharing may violate our guidelines, ”said Zuckerberg during a livestream City Hall meeting.

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Facebook shares fell more than 7% on Friday after big companies like Unilever, Verizon, Ben & Jerry, and Patagonia boycotted because Facebook allegedly failed to address the wrong news and hate speech. Civil rights groups such as the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League launched the #StopHateForProfit campaign on June 17 after the company took no action against a number of Trump's tweets earlier this month, including a warning that "looting" would result in " Shooting "by protesters.

further reading

Facebook shares fall as Unilever, Verizon joins escalating boycott (Forbes)

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