Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Facebook goes on offense ahead of next year’s elections

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/22/20925352/facebook-election-integrity-announcements-products-policy-changes

Facebook goes on offense ahead of next year’s elections
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Sometimes there are so many collisions between the big tech platforms and our democracy in a week that I barely know where to begin. Other times, one platform so thoroughly dominates the discussion that there’s hardly anything else to talk about.

The past couple weeks have been the latter kind. And the company sucking up all the oxygen, of course, is Facebook.

From the leaked all-hands audio promising to “go to the mat” in a fight against a breakup of the company, to the controversy over the company’s decision not to fact-check paid political advertising, to Mark Zuckerberg’s big speech about speech, Facebook has sat at the center of the conversation about tech and politics.

Anyway, if you’re growing a bit tired of that conversation, I…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/22/20925352/facebook-election-integrity-announcements-products-policy-changes

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