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Facebook to announce the US presidential election result in Facebook and Instagram notifications

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Facebook to announce the US presidential election result in Facebook and Instagram notifications. Facebook is making plans to place the name of the winner of the US election 2020 at the top of its platform. And also on Instagram as soon as it is projected by most of the media outlets, the company mentions.

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The company will as well tag the posts of the presidential candidates. Together with a link directing to its voting information center. This was according to Tom Reynolds, a Facebook spokesperson.

Facebook spokesperson to The Verge

Here is what Tom Reynolds detailed in an email to The Verge;

He said that the company is making plans to “show the candidate’s name in notifications at the top of Facebook. And Instagram that says ‘A President Winner Has Been Projected – <name> is the projected winner of the 2020 US Presidential election”.

Tom Reynolds further added. He said:

Facebook will depend on “a majority opinion from Reuters as well as independent decision desks at major media outlets. Including ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News, CNN. And The Associated Press to determine when a presidential winner is projected”.

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The company has witnessed so many wrong claims concerning the election

Reynold says that Facebook has witnessed “more inaccurate claims about the election”. As ballot-counting in various key states kept going on. He also added that so many of the claims have “low engagement” on its platform.

He said:

“We are taking additional temporary steps, which we’ve previously discussed, to keep this content from reaching more people”. Not excluding content that is demoting which its systems took as misinformation. And also disproved claims concerning voting.

It is as well reducing the supply of live videos on Facebook that are connected to the US election.

The company earlier mentioned the various steps that it was taking to the fore of the US election day (November 3rd). The reason was to limit the dissemination of misinformation on its platform. It placed an uncertain ban on Tuesday on the US-based political ads. And it also froze the sales of political ads before the US election was conducted.

The company placed a ban especially on ads that claimed victory falsely. As of Thursday, Facebook brought down a set of 300,000 people known as ‘Stop the Steal’ over “worrying calls for violence from members of the group”.

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Not only that. But the company also prevented various kinds of hashtags that are associated with baseless claims concerning electoral malpractice.