After a series of controversies regarding hate speech and delivering misinformation, Zuckerberg has announced that the social media giant will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from the President Donald Trump.
Until Friday, all Facebook posts of Trump remained untouched. However, the same posts, with the exact same wordings, were labelled with a warning on twitter.
This had brought a lot of criticism towards Facebook, whether it was from the outside world or the Facebook employees.
After a three-week long review, Facebook has now decided to flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians.
“The policies we’re implementing today are designed to address the reality of the challenges our country is facing and how they’re showing up across our community,” Mark Zuckerberg, wrote on his Facebook page announcing the changes.
He also announced that the social network is taking additional steps to counter election-related misinformation.