Facebook has recently unveiled its plans to interfere in the 2022 midterm elections.
The Big Tech giant will not allow for ads connected to electoral, political, and social issues to be edited in the week that the midterm elections take place. This is part of what Facebook calls election “safeguards” that will be used to police and approve content during the week of the midterms.
Facebook’s Global Affairs President Nick Clegg, who previously served as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons, published a press release where he said Facebook is one of the most popular vehicles for disseminating political news. For that reason, it needs to “protect elections online.”