Facebook said on Thursday that it will continue to donate to U.S. congressmen through its Political Action Committee, but will not support the 147 congressmen who voted against the eligibility of U.S. President Biden in January.
After the attack on the Capitol on January 6, the company suspended all donations pending review.
A company spokesperson confirmed the decision to resume donations. BuzzFeed has reported this decision earlier.
The company did not say how long the donation ban on Republicans who voted against certification will last.
In other news related to Facebook, the social media platform said on Wednesday that it will take “stronger” actions against those who repeatedly share misinformation on the platform.
The social media giant stated in its blog that if Facebook frequently shares content marked as fake by one of the company’s fact-checking partners, it will reduce all posts made by user accounts in its news feed.
It added that it also launched a method of informing people whether they are interacting with content assessed by the fact checker.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, false claims and conspiracies have proliferated on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
The company said in a statement: “Whether it is false or misleading content about COVID-19 and vaccines, climate change, elections or other topics, we will ensure that fewer people see our app with misinformation. .”
Earlier this year, Facebook stated that before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee inspected how technology platforms handled misinformation, Facebook cancelled 1.3 billion fake accounts between October and December.
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