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PREPARING FOR ELECTIONS

We are committed to securing our platforms, providing transparency and empowering people to vote.

A vote counted is a voice heard.

That’s why we make preparing for elections one of our highest priorities. Since 2016, we have made massive investments in safety and security with more than 40,000 people working on these issues. We’ve taken steps to reduce the spread of misinformation and provide more transparency and control around political ads.

EMPOWERING VOTERS

We are focused on providing reliable election information while combating misinformation across languages.

We’re continuing to connect people with details about voter registration and the election from their election officials through in-Feed notifications and our Voting Information Center in the US.

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PREVENTING ELECTION INTERFERENCE

We have advanced security operations to take down manipulation campaigns and identify emerging threats.

Our security teams investigate and take down coordinated networks of inauthentic accounts, Pages and Groups that seek to manipulate public debate.


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We stop millions of fake accounts every day before they are even created. Facebook Protect further secures the accounts of elected officials, candidates and their staff.


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We work with governments, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, civil rights groups and other tech companies to stop emerging threats.


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We’re fighting foreign interference and domestic influence operations, and we’ve removed over 150 networks of Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior since 2017.

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FIGHTING MISINFORMATION

We help prevent the spread of misinformation and provide additional context so people can make informed decisions.

Labeling Misinformation

We add warnings to posts that are debunked by fact-checkers, so you can decide what to read, trust and share.

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Removing Violating Content

We remove content that violates our Community Standards, including fake accounts and misinformation that may contribute to the risk of imminent violence or harm.

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Third-Party Fact-Checking Program

We started partnering with independent third-party fact-checkers in 2016 to review potential false news and content. Today we work with 80 partners covering over 60 languages.

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Reducing Distribution of False News

When third-party fact-checkers label content as false, we significantly reduce its distribution on Facebook and Instagram so fewer people see it.

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Protecting Your Vote

We’re committed to fighting voter interference and suppression. That’s why we remove content that includes incorrect voting information as well as ads that advise people not to vote.

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INCREASING TRANSPARENCY

We provide an industry-leading level of transparency around political advertising and pages so you can see who is trying to influence your vote.

Every political and social issue ad that runs on Facebook and Instagram is stored in a searchable Ad Library for seven years. We offer tools to help journalists, researchers and policymakers conduct analysis and learn more.

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To run a political or social issue ad, advertisers must go through our authorization process, which includes proving who they are and where they live.

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Ads about social issues, elections or politics include “Paid for by” disclaimers to show who’s behind the ad. US advertisers must now provide additional information, like a Federal Election Commission ID or Tax-ID number.

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We show you the confirmed owner and locations of Facebook Pages, and we label state-controlled media in the US. For Instagram accounts with large audiences, you can see information such as the country where it is located.

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CrowdTangle, our social media monitoring tool lets you see what presidential candidates are saying on Facebook and Instagram, as well as branded content they sponsored.

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You can turn off social issue, electoral or political ads with one switch.

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You can see how much presidential, senate and house candidates spent on ads leading up to the US 2020 elections.

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Hard Questions: What Effect Does Social Media Have on Democracy?

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Preparing for Election Day

Sharing some of the ways we'll be working to protect the integrity of this election over these next critical weeks and making sure people have the latest authoritative information about the results.

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Expanded Transparency and More Controls for Political Ads

New features will allow people to see fewer political and social issue ads on Facebook and Instagram.

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Launching The Largest Voting Information Effort in US History

We’re building a Voting Information Center to give millions of people accurate information about how to register and vote.