Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president for global affairs, said the company had rejected 2.2 million ads on Facebook and instagram as they tried to “block voting” in the upcoming US presidential election. Clegg added that the social media giant had withdrawn 120000 posts and issued warnings about 150 million posts for the same reason. Clegg made the above remarks in an interview with the French media journal Du Dimanche. Facebook, he said, had used artificial intelligence “to enable it to delete billions of Posts and bogus accounts, even before users reported.” The media also pointed out that he had cooperated with five French media, including five. < / P > < p > Facebook launched the fact checking program after the 2016 election and added it to instagram last year. Since then, the project has expanded to include Facebook groups that often share fake information. However, the effectiveness of the fact check program was mixed, with early partners Snopes and ABC leaving the partnership. < / P > < p > and a Wall Street Journal report last week showed how far Facebook has gone to try to appease conservatives who often complain that its algorithm is perceived to be biased. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook designed changes to its news feed algorithm in 2017 to reduce the visibility of left leaning news sites such as Mother Jones on its platform, which was approved by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. < / P > < p > Facebook has also taken other steps to try to ease the chaos that may arise on and after November 3. The platform will ban advertisements that falsely claim victory in the U.S. presidential election, or that rampant voter fraud may alter election results. If Donald Trump or Joe Biden try to claim victory prematurely, Facebook will also refuse to accept its ads. And a ban on new political ads a week before the election. Global Tech

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