Facebook could deliberately suppress posts it deems 'dangerous' and will slow the spread of viral content in 'emergency measures' after the election | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Facebook could deliberately suppress posts it deems 'dangerous' and will slow the spread of viral content in 'emergency measures' after the election

Facebook is planning for the possibility of 'civil unrest' in the days following next month's election and has set up teams whose role it will be to calm any 'election-related conflict' in the U.S.

The emergency measures being considered, which have previously been employed in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, include a deliberate slowing of the spread of viral content as well as lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts.

Although there will be no obvious difference to users on the site on a daily basis, the company is able to deploy various internal tools which can push 'at risk' material lower down people's feed or block or remove links altogether.

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