New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook has asserted that it will label all ‘newworthy’ posts and ads that break its rules, including those from US President Donald Trump. The development comes after the social network was criticised for its inaction over Trump posts that glorified violence in the aftermath of the death of African-American George Floyd. Also Read - Mark Zuckerberg Names His Goat Bitcoin, Internet Asks is it Ultimate Top Signal?
Facebook last week removed a Donald Trump campaign ad featuring a symbol used by Nazis for political dissenters, saying the ad violated its policies. The ad with an upside-down red triangle symbol was posted under accounts for Trump. Also Read - YouTuber Rahul Vohra's Last Post: Treatment Acha Mil Jata To Mai Bhi Bach Jata...
“The policies we’re implementing today are designed to address the reality of the challenges our country is facing and how they’re showing up across our community,”CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page announcing the changes. Zuckerberg said the social network is taking additional steps to counter election-related misinformation.
Two days ago, micro-blogging site Twitter had flagged a tweet from Trump which promoted violence by saying if protesters tried to set up an “autonomous zone” in Washington, DC they would be met with “serious force”.
“We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behaviour, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group,” Twitter’s safety team tweeted late Tuesday.
Trump had tweeted: “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!”
Earlier in May, Twitter had labelled two Trump tweets that made false claims about mail-in ballots in California.
Twitter later labelled another Trump tweet glorifying violence in which he said, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
(With agency inputs)