Facebook is confusing Brits with false suggestions that elections are taking place in their area

Apr 10, 2017 · businessinsider.com

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Facebook has warned people in the UK that local elections are taking place on May 4 — even though many of the people who saw the alerts are nowhere near any of the elections that are taking place.

Posts began appearing in people's Facebook News Feeds this week which claimed that "elections may be taking place in your area on 4th May."

It's true that there are local elections in the UK on May 4, but Facebook doesn't appear to have properly targeted its posts to people in the areas where the elections are actually taking place.

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