Meta quieter on election misinformation as midterms loom

  • A Meta Portal Go is displayed during a preview of the Meta Store in Burlingame, Calif., Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta posted its first revenue decline in history on Thursday, July 27, 2022 dragged by a drop in ad spending as the economy falters — and as competition from rival TikTok intensifies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

WASHINGTON — Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some of the safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in U.S. elections as the November midterm vote approaches.