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Facebook is letting misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines and election fraud run rampant through posts in Spanish, a group of advocacy organizations and lawmakers said.

"Facebook continues to fail to effectively moderate Spanish-language misinformation and online hate targeting the Latino community," said Jessica Cobian, senior campaign manager on tech policy at the Center for American Progress.

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An executive order that could enable federal regulators to punish social media companies for how they moderate content on their sites would have far-reaching impacts, especially on smaller companies with an online presence, including TikTok, Snap Inc. and Grindr, that lack the budgets to moderate every single message or post on their apps.

President Donald Trump threatened such a change via executive order after Twitter fact checked tweets that spread misinformation related to voting earlier this week. Rather than edit the tweet or block it, the social media company inserted a line that said "get the facts about mail-in ballots."

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