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Facebook willing to restrict content if Election gets out of control

Facebook is willing to take stern action if the upcoming Election on November 3 descends into chaos.

The social media platform's head of global affairs, Sir Nick Clegg, has hinted that they would act "aggressively" and restrict content on the platform if it gets out of control.

Clegg told the Financial Times newspaper: "We have acted aggressively in other parts of the world where we think that there is real civic instability and we obviously have the tools to do that [again]."

He insisted they would use "pretty exceptional measures to significantly restrict the circulation of content on our platform".

He said: "There are some break-glass options available to us if there really is an extremely chaotic and, worse still, violent set of circumstances."

Meanwhile, Twitter recently added extra security measures to keep "high-profile accounts "safe and secure" on Election Day.

The micro-blogging site are turning on password reset protection and they've advised those users to also activate two-factor authentication.

In a blog, they stated: "Voters, political candidates, elected officials and journalists rely on Twitter every day to share and find reliable news and information about the election, and we take our responsibility to them seriously.

"As we learn from the experience of past security incidents and implement changes, we're also focused on keeping high-profile accounts on Twitter safe and secure during the 2020 US election."

The users will be prompted of the new security features.

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