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Facebook Watchdog Rips Inaction Over Misleading Trump 2020 Posts

  • Independent civil rights audit says company isn’t doing enough
  • President’s posts on mail-in ballots were seen as concerning
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An independent civil rights auditor lambasted Facebook Inc.’s handling of President Donald Trump’s posts on elections, arguing the company is opening the door to voter suppression.

Civil liberties advocate Laura Murphy, who was hired by Facebook to review discrimination on the platform, said the company failed in May to apply its voter suppression rules to Trump’s inaccurate posts about mail-in ballots.