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Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations

Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations Jump to top Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations Business Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations Facebook Inc confirmed on Friday it was temporarily halting recommendations for all political groups and any new groups in the run-up to Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration FILE PHOTO: 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo 31 Oct 2020 11:00AM Bookmark REUTERS: Facebook Inc confirmed on Friday it was temporarily halting recommendations for all political groups and any new groups in the run-up to Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg referred to one of the changes during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, saying: “We have taken the steps to stop recommendations in groups for all political content or social issue groups as a precaution.” Facebook Groups are communities that form around shared interests. Public groups can be seen, searched and joined by anyone on Facebook.

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