Facebook Tells Fact-Checkers Trump Is Off Limits If He Announces Run For President
Facebook will have to stop fact-checking Donald Trump if he announces his run for President.
According to a memo from the company, Facebook’s fact-checkers can’t fact-check anything Trump says because it goes against company policy.
Facebook’s fact-checkers will need to stop fact-checking former President Donald Trump if he announces that he is running for president, according to a company memo obtained by CNN.
While Trump is currently banned from Facebook, the fact-check ban applies to anything Trump says and false statements made by Trump can be posted to the platform by others. Despite Trump’s ban, “Team Trump,” a page run by Trump’s political group, is still active and has 2.3 million followers.
Tuesday’s memo from Meta underscores the challenges social media platforms face in deciding how to handle another potential Trump presidential campaign. The former president is widely expected to announce his third presidential bid on Tuesday.