Facebook bans misleading posts and ads about US census

Facebook is banning misleading posts and ads that aim to prevent people from participating in the 2020 US census. The social media giant, which has been under fire for not fact-checking ads from politicians, said Thursday that the new rules also cover politicians who try to suppress census participation. Facebook users will be barred from misrepresenting when, where and how to participate in the census. The company also won't allow ads that portray census participation as "useless or meaningless." The census, which takes place every 10 years, helps determine which states and communities get billions of dollars in federal funding and the number of seats each state gets in Congress.

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