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'We Have A Big Responsibility:' Facebook Rolls Out New Election Security Measures


Added 10-21-19 05:07:02pm EST - “The social network is fighting foreign efforts to manipulate and mislead its users ahead of the 2020 presidential election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called election security one of his "top priorities."” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “'We Have A Big Responsibility:' Facebook Rolls Out New Election Security Measures”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says protecting the social network from manipulation is one of his top priorities. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says protecting the social network from manipulation is one of his top priorities.

Facebook announced new efforts Monday to curb the spread of false information on its platform ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

But, in an acknowledgement of the struggle the social network faces to stay ahead of groups intent on manipulating its users, Facebook said it had taken down another set of disinformation networks, this time tied to Iran and Russia. That adds to the more than 50 such networks the company said it has already removed in the past year.

The social media giant is under pressure to stop a repeat of 2016, when Russian trolls spread disinformation on the platform.

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