Facebook, whose policy tolerant of political messages is very criticized the approach of the presidential election, said Tuesday in a briefing note to a post from Donald Trump, accusing the vote by correspondence to promote the corruption.
The intervention of the social network does not censor the remarks of the u.s. president and do not question, it is simply a link to a government site which explains how does the vote by mail in the States.
“The vote by correspondence, unless it be challenged by the courts, will lead to The ELECTION of THE MOST CORRUPT in the history of our Nation! #ELECTIONTRUQUEE” said Donald Trump on Twitter and Facebook Tuesday morning.
Twitter has not backed of link to articles verification of the facts on this subject, as he had done at the end of may for a similar message to the president.
The decision of the platform, a first, had aroused the wrath of the host of the White House, which had signed an executive order to restrict the margins of manoeuvre of social networks.
Facebook had chosen not to intervene. But under the pressure of civil society, of certain employees and a boycott campaign of many advertisers, the giant network is taken out of its political binary of the withdrawal or of laissez-faire.
The platform announced in late June that she could now add warnings to publications issues, but left on the line in the name of their “interest to be known to the public.”
The networks have always displayed the protection and encouragement of electoral participation as a top priority.
But the approach of the us presidential election in November crystallizes the tensions.
The pressure for better regulation of the content on the platforms is growing in power since 2018, when the revelation of the scandals of 2016, when elections major have been targeted by powerful campaigns, manipulation of public opinion via social networks.