‘Kill switch’: Facebook games out how to keep Trump from using platform to dispute election

‘Kill switch’: Facebook games out how to keep Trump from using platform to dispute election
Image: LU Staff

[Ed. – If no such preparations are directed at anyone else, the bias at Facebook is crystal clear.  But then, of course, it already was.]

Facebook spent years preparing to ward off any tampering on its site ahead of November’s presidential election. Now the social network is getting ready in case President Trump interferes once the vote is over.

Employees at the Silicon Valley company are laying out contingency plans and walking through postelection scenarios that include attempts by Mr. Trump or his campaign to use the platform to delegitimize the results, people with knowledge of Facebook’s plans said. …

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and some of his lieutenants have started holding daily meetings about minimizing how the platform can be used to dispute the election, the people said. They have discussed a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after Election Day since the ads, which Facebook does not police for truthfulness, could be used to spread misinformation, the people said.

Trending: Democrats likely to pack Supreme Court if they take power

Continue reading →