Several posts back in 2016 provided misinformation about alternative ways to vote or posting incorrect dates altogether, this level of voting manipulation is something Facebook is actively fighting against – promising to ban content that spreads deliberate misinformation.

Users will be able to flag these posts through new tools that will be deployed, allowing third-party fact-checkers to inspect them.

Facebook is attempting to clear up their platform in general after a rough few years of scandals and negative publicity. The coming midterms will be an interesting test for the platform to see if they can control the environment, making it a safer and less combative place.