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Facebook Swears It Won’t Fuck Up the Election This Time Around

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There’s been a ton of pressure on Facebook to prevent the sorts of, uh, political shenanigans that ran rampant across its platform in the run-up to the 2016 election. The company’s latest tool in this fight is its long-awaited voter information center that’s set to roll out nationwide by the end of today. The online hub is meant to offer authoritative intel about voting in the upcoming presidential race—and more—over the coming months, similar to the company’s efforts surrounding coronavirus-related misinformation. Facebook users across the country should see the hub pinned to the top of their news feeds as election night draws closer.

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Naomi Gleit, Facebook’s vice president of product management and social impact, said on a press call earlier today that the hub is currently designed to be a definitive guide on voter registration, with Facebook’s intent to register 4 million Americans to vote this year. On the call, Gleit pointed to the company’s track record of getting millions of folks to the polls. What she left out (of course), is the company’s track record of allowing misinformation—particularly misinformation from President Trump—to proliferate across the network. As Recode pointed out earlier today, everyone from political pundits to Facebook’s own employees have criticized the company’s hands-off approach to Trump’s misleading claims about voting by mail.

But rather than, say, fact-checking these statements the same way platforms like Twitter have been doing for months, the company seems convinced that giving people more facts and more context is, in fact, the answer. It also just happens to be the answer that allows Trump’s statements to stand, unchecked, while the company pulls in millions of ad dollars from the Republican presidential candidate.

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Gleit added that as we get closer to Election Day—and election night, after the polls close—the focus of the voter hub will shift accordingly, from registering to vote to the specifics of voting in a given state, then to the results of the election itself. On the call, Facebook security exec Nathaniel Gleicher mentioned that because “we may not have results on election night,” there’s a good chance that “bad actors” will manipulate the information vacuum that may result. This new hub, he explained, will hopefully have enough details to give people the “context” they need to understand the results as they roll in, he added.

But, again, it’s unclear how much good that context will do. Though the hub will offer authoritative information with the help of third-party fact checkers, it still requires users to click through a series of links to get all the facts they need. And when faced with an unchecked post from Trump appearing in their news feed right alongside that hub, it’s tough to tell if Facebook users will go with their (potentially misinformed) gut, or make the effort to get all the facts they need.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
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When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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