Facebook shuts New Zealand party's page ahead of election
Thursday, 15 October 2020 ()
Facebook has shut down the page of conspiracy-embracing political party Advance New Zealand just two days out from a general election, accusing it of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The action against a registered political party in the midst of an election campaign is unprecedented in New Zealand and comes as Facebook shows an increased willingness to act against false claims made on the social media giant. "We don't allow anyone to share misinformation on our platforms about Covid-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm," a Facebook spokesperson told AFP,...
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