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Facebook vows to restrict users if U.S. election descends into chaos - FT

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a displayed Russian flag (bottom) in this photo illustration taken on August 3, 2018. Photo illustration taken on August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc FB.O will take aggressive measures to "restrict the circulation of content" on its platform if November's presidential election descends into chaos or violent civic unrest, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday citing a company executive.

The company had drawn up plans for how to handle a range of outcomes, including widespread civic unrest or "the political dilemmas" of having in-person votes counted more rapidly than mail-in ballots, the report on.ft.com/3hRRNdf said, citing an interview with Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global affairs.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri

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