One of the world’s largest internet companies is prohibiting political advertising much earlier than expected.
Facebook Inc. has confirmed it will no longer approve paid election messages that warn voters about widespread electoral fraud due to increased postal voting at the upcoming election on Nov. 3.
The company cited “hate speech” rules to remove election ads on both Facebook and Instagram that contain any suggestion that:
- voting fraud is widespread
- U.S. election results will be invalid
- or that any method of voting should be questioned.
It also banned Trump 2020 campaign ads that suggested illegal aliens might have been a significant source of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus infections across the nation.
“[The new election ad prohibition will include any content that] portrays voting or census participation as useless/meaningless,” a Facebook representative said according to Reuters. “[It also includes any messages] that delegitimize any lawful method or process of voting or voting tabulation … as illegal, inherently fraudulent or corrupt.”
The remarks came just one day after President Donald Trump questioned the integrity of postal voting after nine military ballot papers were found to be discarded in Pennsylvania during the supervision of the Luzerne County Board of Elections, and 100,000 mail-in ballots were labeled “defective” during supervision of the New York City Board of Elections.
“100,000 defective ballots in New York, they want to replace them but where and what happens to the ballots that were first sent?” he said on Twitter. “They will be used by somebody. United States of America, end this scam–go out and vote [in-person.]”
The Oval Office understands even city and state representatives are unsure about what steps to take to improve the integrity of postal voting.
“Wow, 100,000 mail-in ballots in New York City a total mess,” the president said on Twitter. “Mayor and Governor have no idea what to do. Big fraud Unfixable! Cancel Ballots and go out and Vote, just like in past decades, when there were no problems.”
Google LLC recently warned it would temporarily suspend all paid political advertising after Election Day. The company claimed the tougher measure would reduce the likelihood of winners from being declared before the Federal Election Commission makes an official announcement.
The temporary halt will apply to all election-related ads and content that targets candidates, officeholders, or other election-related search queries. This will apply to Google Ads, DV360, YouTube, AdX Authorized Buyer, and other Google ad-serving platforms.
The decision means it might take weeks before victory messages can finally be advertised on the internet, especially since about 20 states have allowed postal voting extensions due to delivery delays caused by CCP Virus restrictions.