6/11/2020, 7:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden asks FB to toughen misinformation policy

The campaign of Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for United States President in the forthcoming election, published on Thursday a petition to Facebook and its chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg in which they demanded the company to severe its misinformation policy and have public figures held accountable for spreading lies about the election process on social media.

Biden's team requested that Facebook starts promoting "authoritative and trustworthy sources of election information," removing "false, viral information," and applying those rules "universally" to all the users, including President Donald Trump.

The tech giant recently came under fire for not removing the posts in which Trump allegedly encouraged the use of violence in dealing with the ongoing protests in the US, a decision that Zuckerberg defended citing the company's policy of "freedom of expression."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR