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Facebook more prepared to fight election interference from Russia, China, Iran


Added 10-22-19 07:31:02am EST - “Facebook says it is now much better prepared to fight election interference from Russia, China, Iran and others in the run-up to the November 2020 ...” - 9to5mac.com

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Facebook says it is now much better prepared to fight election interference from Russia, China, Iran and others in the run-up to the November 2020 U.S. presidential election.

First, reports Reuters, the social network will show who owns Facebook pages. If the owner is a nation state like Russia, that information will be revealed.

Second, it will more clearly label information which independent fact-checkers have found to be false.

On Monday, Facebook said would be putting into effect its planned ban on paid ads that tell people in the United States not to vote. Zuckerberg told reporters on a conference call that the ban on voter misinformation would also apply to ads run by politicians.

However, others have pointed out that Facebook’s determination to fight election interference appears to have one important exception: where ad revenue is at stake. Facebook will not fact-check paid ads by politicians and political candidates.

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