To restrict the spread of post-election misinformation, Facebook is planning to put an end to political advertising as revealed by a source who was in direct discussion with the company.
According to the anonymous source, Facebook has spoken to experts about potential election scenarios, including the possibility of Donald Trump using the platform to dispute election results.
It was reported by the New York Times that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and some company executives had daily meetings to discuss ways to tackle election dispute caused by the platforms. They also considered the option of completely eliminating political ads since the November 3rd elections.
Although Facebook hasn't provided details on the matter, spokesman Andy Stone mentioned in a statement that the company is considering ''a range of political advertising options during the closing period of the election.''.
The move to ban political ads was also made by Twitter last year. The social media company also added warning labels on tweets from Donald Trump in recent months.
The only recent move that Facebook has made regarding information on elections and voting was labelling all posts and ads across its platform about voting with links to authentic information, including those from politicians.
Meanwhile, a White House spokesman has said that the President will ''continue to work to ensure the security and integrity of our elections.".