Facebook extended its ban on Donald Trump until 2023, while vowing to end its special treatment of politicians' posts.
The company's policy held that the speech of political leaders is inherently newsworthy and in the public interest even if it is offensive, bullying or otherwise controversial.
Facebook's move comes the same day U.S. President Joe Biden called for further investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus.
Facebook said the domestic influence operations that targeted the U.S. were operated by conspiratorial or fringe political actors, PR or consulting firms and media websites.
Experts say the move diverts attention from forthcoming regulation efforts in Canada without tackling criticism over privacy concerns and the prevalence of misinformation.
Facebook has teamed up with Ontario Tech's Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. The partnership is being made to help identify and counter an increasing issue with hate-inspired websites.
The law requires foreign social media sites to appoint Turkish-based representatives to address authorities' concerns over content and includes deadlines for removal of material they take exception to.
The panel has conducted a bipartisan investigation over the past year of the tech giants' market dominance and their effect on consumers.
Kara Phinney was born with small kidneys and has been on nine hours of home dialysis per day for more than a year.
Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company's detractors keep not buying it.