Facebook tackles foreign election meddling with Atlantic Council partnership

CNET | 5/17/2018 | Katie Collins
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Facebook is cracking down on election meddling.

Facebook launched a partnership with the Atlantic Council on Thursday that will help prevent malicious actors from using the social network to interfere with elections.

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The think tank's Digital Forensic Research Lab will help Facebook monitor specific regions to prevent the spread of misinformation on the platform and educate citizens about the risks, according to a press release. The partnership is designed to assist Facebook "in its efforts to strengthen democracy," said Atlantic Council President and CEO Fred Kempe.

Earlier this year Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook could be bad for democracy, and promised to work on fixing the issue. The majority of Facebook's 2.2 billion monthly users are based outside of the US, meaning its potential impact on elections is a global issue -- something Zuckerberg noted...
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