If election leads to unrest Facebook says it has some "break glass" options


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Facebook says it could restrict some content if election leads to unrest

By David Ingram

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s head of global affairs, told The Financial Times on Tuesday that the social media giant has “some break-glass options available” including limiting the spread of certain content if the November election results in political instability,

In the interview, Clegg also noted that Facebook had acted aggressively in “other parts of the world” where there’s been instability, using what he called “pretty exceptional measures to significantly restrict the circulation of content on our platform." He did not provide any examples.

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