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No turning back: Facebook reckons with a post-2020 world

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: The Facebook app logo is displayed on an iPad next to a picture of the Facebook logo on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer
Facebook made it through the 2020 election cracking down political misinformation with tweaks to its rules and stepped-up enforcement. While many of the changes were supposed to be temporary, emergency measures, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is no returning to the Facebook of the past. With a new U.S. president and  growing regulatory scrutiny around the world, the social media giant faces a reckoning as it continues to tamp down on conspiracy theories and other falsehoods, much of it spread by the right-wing sources it used to cultivate.


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