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Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming US elections

MENLO PARK, Calif: Facebook will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The world’s largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something that Facebook has shied away from as it would likely increase its expenses and leave it…

China denies meddling in US elections, demands ‘respect’

BEIJING: China on Wednesday called on the United States to show "respect" in their trade spat and refuted President Donald Trump's claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base. The comments follow a combative series of tweets claiming Beijing's retaliatory import duties on US goods were seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections due in November, where Trump's Republicans fear losing control of Congress. But Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng…