Facebook is banning spreading false information about voting requirements and will also “fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations” as part of its preparations for the 2018 midterm elections, Reuters reported on Monday.
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The astonishing scope of election interference on the world’s biggest social platforms came glaringly to light following the 2016 US presidential election. The issue is hardly resolved, so it should not come as a surprise that Facebook has created a team — and a room — dedicated to weeding out disinformation in the run-up to the US midterm elections. It’s called — very seriously — the War Room.
Once again, it’s time for Congress to feel its way around the series of tubes we call the internet. Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will answer questions from the US Senate Intelligence Committee about election security... and whatever else pops into their heads on this fine morning.
The voting records of some 14.8 million Texas residents were left exposed online and eventually got discovered by a data breach hunter overseas, according to TechCrunch.
If you want to place a political advertisement through Google's massive advertising network during the upcoming US elections, you're going to have to show some ID first. The search giant announced new policies Friday that will require advertisers prove they are a US citizen or permanent resident when buying election ads in the States.
The election in Germany over the weekend saw the rise of the country's nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the first time in decades that a far-right group has won seats in German parliament. It also marked Facebook's first real election security test since the company has fully come to terms with the widespread political misinformation on its platform.