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The technology giant Facebook presented this Monday a series of changes to try to avoid campaigns of disinformation and foreign interference on your platform face up to the presidential election of united States, which will be held in November 2020.”We have the responsibility to stop the abuse and interference of elections in our platform. That is why we have made important investments from 2016 to better identify new threats, close vulnerabilities and reduce the spread of misinformation viral and fake accounts,” says the company on its blog.That’s why Facebook announced this Monday that “a number of new measures to help protect the democratic process and provide an update on the initiatives that are already underway”.The changes include new requirements for owners of pages of Facebook, that should be more clear now about the organizations who lead or if they are linked to state-run media of a country.It will also include a tool to facilitate the understanding the political ads that will track the expenditure of candidates to the Presidency of the usa.UU.Also, to combat foreign interference, the social network protect the accounts of candidates, elected officials and their teams with new mechanisms.With the aim of preventing the spread of erroneous information, Facebook will add tags, verification of data “more clear”, although the company gave no further details.Finally, the company led by Mark Zuckerberg shall prohibit the publication of certain advertisements that suggest that vote is “useless,” or advise people who do not vote.Also on Monday, the company Zuckerberg announced the closure of four networks of fake accounts that they were acting both in Facebook as in Instagram in a coordinated way and had his alleged origin in Iran and in Russia.In the case of the network allegedly linked to Moscow, Facebook closed 50 accounts Instagram managed by people who are posing for us in key states and that they shared political content of any sign.One of the networks managed from Iran, according to Facebook, had as its focus the Latin american countries , such as Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico.These ads Facebook arrive two days before Zuckerberg to testify before the Committee on Financial Services of the House of representatives on the company plans to launch a criptomoneda.it Is expected that lawmakers will press to the managers about the work of Facebook to protect elections americans of handling foreign, after it became known that in 2016, several Russian agents spread falsehood in the social network to push the now us president, Donald Trump, and damage to the democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
20MINUTOS.IS – Technology
October 22, 2019
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