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Meta removes over 400 Facebook accounts to fight misinformation ahead of Philippines election
Concerns about hate speech online have grown as candidates and supporters increasingly take to social media for the May 9 election amid the coronavirus pandemic disrupting traditional campaigning methods.

Last month, the country’s presidential candidates insisted on holding social media companies accountable for spreading false information.

Meta said in a blog post on Wednesday that advertisers in the Philippines will need to complete their ad authorization process and include “Paid for” disclaimers on ads about elections, politics and certain issue categories. social.

Meta’s move comes after it last month changed its stance in Ukraine which temporarily allowed calls for violence and restricted its content moderation policy to ban calls for the death of a head of state.

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