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Facebook is Setting Up A 'War Room' To Combat Election Interference

Facebook is cracking down on election interference and propaganda ahead of November’s midterms. Located in Facebook’s headquarters, the ‘war room’ will be the company’s central location for fighting against foreign and domestic campaign interference. The platform announced on its blog on Monday that it is expanding its security tools to protect political campaigns . “Today we’re introducing additional tools to further secure candidates and campaign staff who may be particularly vulnerable to targeting by hackers and foreign adversaries,” said Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher in his blog post. Gleicher said that the additional security is for federal and statewide candidates, as well as their staff and political party committee members. Facebook announced Wednesday that it is also bolstering efforts to get its users registered to vote through a partnership with TurboVote. The company is also teaming up with the National Democratic Institute and the International...

Sep 20, 2018