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The right’s effort to police Facebook worked


“Ahead of the 2020 U.S. election, Facebook built a ‘voting information center’ that promoted factual information about how to register to vote or sign up to be a poll worker. Teams at [Facebook-owned] WhatsApp wanted to create a version of it in Spanish, pushing the information proactively through a chat bot or embedded link to millions of marginalized voters who communicate regularly through WhatsApp. But [CEO Mark] Zuckerberg raised objections to the idea, saying it was not ‘politically neutral,’ or could make the company appear partisan, according to a person familiar with the project who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters, as well as documents reviewed by The Post.”

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