September 14, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg attempted to reassure the public that his firm is ready to protect this year’s elections from any interference.
In a 3,000-word post, the Facebook CEO wrote that the firm is ‘better prepared’ to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform for the purpose of influencing elections.
He added that Facebook has recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries – an indicator that it has the proper tools to do the same in the US.
The post comes as the midterm elections are now two months away.
Zuckerberg outlined a series of steps the leading social network has taken to protect against misinformation and manipulation campaigns aimed at disrupting elections.
‘In 2016, we were not prepared for the coordinated information operations we now regularly face,’ Zuckerberg wrote in the post.
This article was posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:18 am