Facebook Inc. has said it will take measures to “restrict the circulation of content” on its platform if November’s presidential election descends into chaos or violent unrest. The Financial times reported on Tuesday citing a Facebook executive.
The company said it has plans drawn up for handling a range of possibilities and outcomes, including widespread unrest or quote “the political dilemmas” from in person votes being counted more rapidly than mail-in-ballots etc. The report cited an interview with Nick Clegg Facebook’s head of global affairs.
Highlighting the severity of this election year and possibility for possible action from the company to either censor or restrict users to stop anyone or anything they deem as contributing to or feeding into the possible “civic unrest.” They have indicated they will take aggressive measures if necessary .