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Facebook will reject political ads claiming an early victory in November

The Verge Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Facebook will reject ads from Donald Trump and Joe Biden claiming victory before the winner of the US election is declared.

The change is an update to a policy CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on September 3rd, which banned political ads the week before the election, as reported by Fast Company. That policy would not have stopped Trump or Biden from running ads directly after the election. Either presidential candidate could have started claiming victory at 12:01AM PT on November 4th.

While the results of the presidential race are typically announced the night of the election, this year, the process is expected to take longer due to mail-in voting. Experts say that because more Democrats are expected to vote by mail than Republicans, Trump...
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