>> Reuters reporting exclusively on Monday that Facebook will ban misinformation about voting requirements and other voting related fake news in the run-up to and during the U.S. midterms. That's according to company executives who told Reuters that fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations will also be banned from now until the November elections.
>> So today>> Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something the company has shied away from as it would likely increase its expenses and leave it open to charges of censorship.>> Would Facebook's current policies prohibit using micro-targeting to discourage voting?
>> The ban on false information about voting methods comes six weeks after Oregon Senator Ron Wyden asked Facebook's chief operating officer, Cheryl Sandberg, how Facebook would counter posts aimed at suppressing votes.>> What about ads that share false information about the date of the election? Or the location of a polling place?
Or ads that tell people they can vote with a text message from their phone?>> In late July, Facebook said it uncovered a coordinated political influence campaign to mislead its users and sow division among voters. And removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram. Members of Congress who were briefed by Facebook, said the methodology suggested Russian involvement.
Russia's President, Vladimir Putin has denied it.>> Fake news.>> Trump meanwhile has also disputed claims that Russia has attempted to interfere in the U.S. elections.>> China.>> And has recently taken to accusing China of election meddling.>> They would like to see me lose in election.