FACEBOOK BANS MILITARIZED CALLS FOR POLL WATCHING BUT WON’T PULL ‘ARMY FOR TRUMP’ VIDEO
Facebook Inc on Wednesday banned calls for poll watching that use “militarized language,” as it tightened a slew of restrictions ahead of U.S. elections next month amid mounting alarm that unfounded claims online could result in violence.
The world’s biggest social network is scrambling to adjust its rules for the Nov. 3 vote, despite saying last month that it had set its final policies.
The president’s son Donald Trump Jr. sought such volunteers for this “Army for Trump” in a September video that racked up millions of views on social media.
Facebook is allowing that video to stay up, while confirming that it would be in violation of the company’s new rules.