Facebook said on Monday that it would start removing any content that includes the phrase “stop theft”, expanding its efforts to limit the dissemination of election misinformation from its platforms.
The company removed the parent group of the same name two months ago, which misinformed voter fraud after the election.
The move is part of the company’s protective efforts against violence and misinformation for President-inauguration following last week’s events as Capitol Hill, Guy Rosen, the company’s vice-president of integrity, and Monica Bickert, vice president of global policy. Management, wrote in a company blog post.
He wrote, “We started preparing for Inauguration Day last year. But after the violence in Washington, D.C., last week, our plans started anew, and we’re considering the next two weeks as a major civic event. Huh.”
“We are now removing content with ‘stop the step’ as per our coordination policy of Facebook and Instagram,” he said.
The company indefinitely banned President Donald Trump from posting on its platforms four days ago.
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Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told Reuters in an interview on Monday, “At this moment, the risk to our democracy was huge that we felt we would have to take the unprecedented step of imposing uncertain sanctions, and I’m glad we did. ” .
Sandberg said the company has no plans to lift the ban.
Facebook also announced that it would continue its stand on all advertisements about politics or elections in the US, a policy that has been in effect since November.