Facebook attempts to protect U.S. census

To help safeguard the integrity of the 2020 U.S. census, Facebook is establishing guidelines for the removal of misleading posts and photos. Civil rights workers are concerned that the posts will influence vulnerable members of the community including immigrants and people of color. (The Washington Post, December 19, 2019, by Tony Romm)

The Facebook policy bans ads that represent the census as “useless” or “meaningless.” Facebook allows politicians more license to stretch the truth but will not allow political ads urging people not to participate in the census. (NPR, December 19, 2019, by Hansi Lo Wang)

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