Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook has said that posts uploaded by the United States President Donald Trump would be taken down if they violate the company’s policies of social media over the hate speech and false information.
Ahead of presidential elections in US to be held 3rd November, Facebook has started a series of steps to check the spread of misinformation via its platform.
The measures like links to reliable sites and flagging of contentious content. Sandberg said in a interview with MSNBC on Tuesday that the company would remove hate speech or the false information, even if the Trump made the posts.
“When the president violates our hate speech standards or gives false information about voter suppression or coronavirus, it comes down,” she told channel.
Facebook removed a post from the US president last week in which he claimed that children were “almost immune” to COVID-19. The post was considered as ‘spreading misinformation’.