(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) is considering halting political advertising after U.S. Election Day to curb post-election misinformation, a source who has had discussions with the company said Friday. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of a Facebook logo, March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak for Facebook, said the company has talked with experts about potential election scenarios, including the possibility of U.S. President Donald Trump using the platform to dispute election results. The New York Times reported here on Friday, citing unnamed sources, that Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and some company executives met daily about how to minimize ways the platform could be used to dispute the election and have discussed the option of a political ads “kill switch” after the Nov. 3 election. “It is previously reported news that we are considering a range of political advertising options during the closing period of the election,” Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said in a statement, declining to provide details. Last year, smaller rival Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) banned political ads, but Facebook has maintained that it does not… Read full this story
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