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Facebook is Reviewing Rules Against Early Election of Winners

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Facebook is considering introducing rules against the early proclamation of election winners.

 

Many media like to declare a winner on the evening after an election day, but that is less and less possible.

Facebook director Mark Zuckerberg in conversation with The New York Times says he wants to prepare Facebook users in elections for the results to take days or weeks to arrive.

Moreover, counting the votes now takes longer in many elections, because many people may not be in a voting booth because of the coronavirus outbreak, but may vote by post, for example.

Zuckerberg does not say in the article what those rules would look like.

The new policy is aimed at the American presidential elections that are scheduled for November but could also apply to the next elections

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