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Meta policies and safeguards for elections around the world

"No tech company does more or invests more to protect elections online than Meta—not just during election periods but at all times."

—Nick Clegg, President, Global Affairs at Meta

We have around 40,000 people working on safety and security, with more than $20 billion invested in teams and technology in this area since 2016.

PREVENTING ELECTION INTERFERENCE

We have advanced security operations to take down manipulation campaigns and identify emerging threats.

Stopping Influence Operations

Our security teams investigate and take down coordinated networks of inauthentic accounts, Pages and Groups that seek to manipulate public debate.

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Fighting Abuse

We stop millions of fake accounts every day before they are even created. Meta Protect further secures the accounts of elected officials, candidates and their staff.

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Global Partnerships and Collaboration

We work with governments, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, civil rights groups and other tech companies to stop emerging threats.

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We’re fighting foreign interference and domestic influence operations, and we’ve removed over 200 networks of Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior since 2017.

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CONNECTING VOTERS

We are focused on providing reliable election information while combating misinformation across languages.

We’re continuing to connect people with details about voter registration and the election from their state and local election officials through in-app notifications and our Voting Information Center.

US 2024 Elections Fact Sheet

FIGHTING MISINFORMATION

Learn how we're planning for elections in 2024 across Meta technologies, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Threads.

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Combating misinformation on Facebook

Adding fact-check labels

Keep an eye out for warning labels to help you identify content that’s been debunked by fact-checkers, so you can decide what to read, trust and share.

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Partnering with third-party fact-checkers

Facebook and Instagram partner with nearly 100 independent fact-checking organizations globally who review and rate content.

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Taking action on content that goes against our policies

Facebook takes action on content that goes against Community Standards, including spam and false information, that may contribute to the risk of interfering with people’s ability to participate in elections.

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Grievance officers in India

If you are in India and come across a Facebook or Instagram post with misleading information, contact a grievance officer and report it. These posts may go against our policies and India law.

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Combating misinformation on Instagram

Partnering with third-party fact-checkers

Facebook and Instagram partner with nearly 100 independent fact-checking organizations globally who review and rate content.

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Adding fact-check labels

Keep an eye out for warning labels to help you identify content that’s been debunked by fact-checkers, so you can decide what to read, trust and share.

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Taking action on content that goes against our policies

Instagram takes action on content that goes against Community Guidelines, including spam and false information, that may contribute to the risk of imminent violence or harm.

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Grievance officers in India

If you are in India and come across a Facebook or Instagram post with misleading information, contact a grievance officer and report it. These posts may go against our policies and India law.

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Combating misinformation on WhatsApp

Access to fact-checkers

Fact-checking organizations in nearly 50 countries use WhatsApp to connect people with accurate information — including India, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the US. By sending these fact-checking organizations a message directly in WhatsApp, the organizations can reply by sharing a fact-checking article. You could also easily connect with them on their tiplines and Channels.

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Identifying suspicious messages

If a message or update is forwarded through a chain of five or more chats it will be labeled as: "Forwarded many times," meaning it didn't originate from a close contact. This helps slow down the spread of rumors and viral messages.

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Blocking and reporting accounts

Trusted tools like block and report help combat misinformation by helping WhatsApp identify if an account is engaging in mass messaging or coordinated abuse and conduct further investigation to prevent harm.

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Connect with WhatsApp local fact-checking partners to verify messages.

People who use WhatsApp can flag potential misinformation to trusted fact-checking organizations in the country where the message originated. By sending these fact-checking organizations a message directly in WhatsApp, the organizations can reply by sharing a fact-checking article.

Country/RegionOrganizationWhatsApp Number

Albania

Faktoje

+355 68 208 9400

Algeria

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Argentina

Chequeado

+54 9 11 6270 4259

Bahrain

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Brazil

AFP Checamos

+55 21 98217-2344

Brazil

Agência Lupa

+55 21 99193-3751

Brazil

Aos Fatos

+55 21 99747-2441

Brazil

Estadão Verifica

+55 11 97683-7490

Brazil

UOL Confere

+55 11 97684-6049

Brazil

Reuters Fact Check Brasil

+55 11 91599-9278

Burundi

PesaCheck

+254 780 542626

Colombia

La Silla Vacia

+57 310 294 0910

Côte d’Ivoire

Africa Check

+221 78 386 67 32

Egypt

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Ethiopia

PesaCheck

+254 780 542626

France

20 Minutes

+33 6 30 26 81 95

France

AFP France

+33 6 47 08 70 46

France

AFP Africa - English

+33 6 32 99 52 64

France

France24

+33 6 30 93 41 36

Georgia

Myth Detector

+995 511 228 288

Germany

CORRECTIV

+49 151 17535184

Germany

AFP Faktencheck

+49 172 2524054

Germany

dpa Faktencheck

+49 160 3476409

Ghana

Dubawa

+233 54 281 8189

Ghana

GhanaFact

+233 24 449 9971

Greece

Ellinika Hoaxes

+30 69 46684988

Guinea

Africa Check

+221 783866732

India

AFP

+91 95999 73984

India

Boom

+91 77009-06111
+91 77009-06588

India

Digit Eye

+91 96328 30256

India

Fact Crescendo

+91 90490 53770

India

Factly

+91 92470 52470

India

India Today

+91 7370-007000

India

Newschecker

+91 99994 99044

India

Newsmobile

+91 11 7127 9799

India

The Healthy Indian Project

+91 85078 85079

India

The Quint - WebQoof

+91 96436 51818

India

Vishvas News

+91 92052 70923
+91 95992 99372

Indonesia

Tempo

+62 813-1577-7057

Indonesia

Liputan6

+62 811-9787-670

Indonesia

Mafindo

+62-896-800-600-88

Iraq

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Italy

Pagella Politica / Facta

+39 342 1829843

Jordan

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Kenya

PesaCheck

+ 254 780 542626

Kuwait

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Lebanon

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Libya

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Mauritania

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Mexico

AFP Factual - Mexico

+52 (1) 55 2503 9334

Mexico

Reuters Fact Check México

+52 (1) 56 2001 8078

Morocco

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Nigeria

Africa Check

+234 908 377 7789

Nigeria

Dubawa

+234 913 116 7621

Oman

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Palestine

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Perú

Verificador de La República

+51 997 883 271

Portugal

Polígrafo

+351 968 213 823

Saudi Arabia

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Senegal

Africa Check

+221 77 424 94 73

Sierra Leone

Dubawa

+232 75 578819

South Africa

Africa Check

+27 73 749 78 75

Spain

EFE Verifica (Agencia EFE)

+34 648 434 618

Spain

Maldita

+34 644 229 319

Spain

Newtral

+34 627 280 815

Sri Lanka

Fact Crescendo - Sri Lanka

+94 (77) 151 4696

Sudan

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Tanzania

PesaCheck

+ 254 780 542626

Tunisia

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Turkey

Doğruluk Payı

+90 (541) 463 47 66

Turkey

Teyit

+90 (546) 474 54 40

Uganda

PesaCheck

+254 780 542626

United Arab Emirates

Fatabyyano

+44 7468183816

Around

40,000 people

at Meta are working on safety and security.

$20 billion

invested in teams and technology in this area since 2016.

INCREASING TRANSPARENCY

We have advanced security operations to take down manipulation campaigns and identify emerging threats.

Every political and social issue ad that runs on Facebook and Instagram is stored in a searchable Ad Library for seven years. We offer tools to help journalists, researchers and policymakers conduct analysis and learn more.

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To run a political or social issue ad, advertisers must go through our authorization process, which includes proving who they are and where they live.

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Ads about social issues, elections or politics include “Paid for by” disclaimers to show who’s behind the ad. US advertisers must now provide additional information, like a Federal Election Commission ID or Tax-ID number.

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We show you the confirmed owner and locations of Facebook Pages, and we label state-controlled media in the US. For Instagram accounts with large audiences, you can see information such as the country where it is located.

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You can turn off social issue, electoral or political ads with one switch.

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