NEW YORK, October 30. / TASS /. Joseph Biden's campaign team has filed claims against Facebook over a political advertising policy change that prevented the Democratic presidential candidate from raising more than $ 500,000 in donations just days before the November 3 general election. This was reported on Thursday by CNN television, citing a spokesman for the politician's headquarters, Rob Floerty.
"Five days before Election Day, we cannot trust the way our ads are placed and we suspect that our opponents are being unfairly given advantages on the basis of party affiliation," said Floerty, who oversees digital technology at Biden's headquarters. “It is absolutely clear to us that Facebook is completely unprepared to handle the elections, despite the four years that it had to prepare,” he added, urging the company to “correct the mistake and clarify the depth of the fiasco.”
Facebook, in a message published on Thursday, explained the incident with "technical problems in systems" resulting from blocking and checking the mass of advertisements. The company recalled that on October 27, a ban on placing advertisements of a political nature came into force on its platforms.
The upcoming November 3 general election in the United States will elect a president and vice president, 35 senators, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 13 governors of states and territories, and local government representatives. To win, a candidate needs to secure 270 out of 538 electoral college votes. The number of electors on the college is equal to the total number of members of the Senate (100) and House of Representatives (435) of the US Congress. The inauguration of the President-elect of the United States will take place on January 20, 2021.