That is what Fb reveals when a candidate declares an early victory


The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, speaks during the 56th Munich Security Conference on February 15, 2020 in Munich, southern Germany.

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Facebook is preparing for a potentially wild election night. This also means that users receive precise information if a candidate tries to declare victory prematurely via the social network.

The company announced in September that one step in protecting the integrity of the U.S. election would be to label any post from a candidate or campaign trying to declare victory before the final results are in. These labels direct users to official results from Reuters and the National Election Pool.

This is what these labels look like:

Axios reported on Sunday that President Donald Trump told his fellow men that he would declare victory on Tuesday evening if he appears to be ahead.

In addition, Facebook has set up a voting information center that provides users with accurate information about the election, and the company has announced that it will flag any content intended to delegitimize the election result.

Twitter has also announced it will flag tweets claiming a win before an election is decisively called.


Katherine Clark