is considering a political-ad blackout on its social network in the days leading up the US election in November, according to a report Friday from Bloomberg. A political ad ban, which reportedly hasn't been finalized, could help fend off criticism of Facebook ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Facebook has been accused of not doing enough to combat misinformation, including lies from politicians who are exempt from fact-checking on the platform. Russian trolls also used the social network to sow discord among Americans during the 2016 US presidential election.
Earlier this month, Facebook said it would launch a new voter information center as part of an effort to get 4 million people to register to vote in the 2020 US elections. It also announced that it would let some people turn off all political advertising if they don't want to see it.