Due to the election Facebook rejected 2.2 million ads
Due to the election Facebook rejected 2.2 million ads

Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, said the company had rejected 2.2 million ads on Facebook and Instagram.

Agence France-Presse reported that the former British Deputy Prime Minister said that the ads were trying to block the vote in the upcoming US presidential election.

Clegg added: For the same reason, the social media giant has also pulled 120,000 posts and issued warnings for 150 million posts.

Clegg said in an interview with the French newspaper Journal du Dimanche.

He said: Facebook is using artificial intelligence to enable deleting billions of fake messages and accounts before users report them.

With 35,000 people grappling with security issues, the company has worked with 70 media outlets, including five in France, to verify the information, he said.

Facebook launched this fact-checking program after the election and added it to Instagram last year.

Since then, the program has been expanded to include Facebook groups, which often exchange incorrect information.

Results for the fact-checking program were mixed, and the first two partners Snopes and ABC left the partnership.

A report published last week in the Wall Street Journal showed just how hard it was for Facebook to try to please conservatives, who often complain that their algorithms are flawed.

According to the newspaper, with the approval of CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg), Facebook changed its Newsfeed algorithm in 2017 to reduce the visibility of left-wing news pages on its platform.

Facebook took additional steps to mitigate potential chaos on November 3rd as the platform blocked ads falsely claiming to have won the US presidential election or claiming that widespread fraud could alter the election outcome.

The platform will also reject ads from (Donald Trump) or (Joe Biden) if either tries to win early and will ban new political ads a week before the election.

Facebook has been criticized for allowing politicians to lie in ads (until election night) and has been accused of nullifying fact-checkers to please politicians and their supporters.

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