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Facebook announced steps to clamp down on the misinformation, ahead of the 2020 election

(Reuters) – Facebook has announced measures to combat the false information and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election, published on the same day, at the disposal of the network of russia’s accounts, targeted U.S. voters are on Instagram.

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks with the crowd at the “meet the challenges of the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, while the suppression of hate speech online, fight misinformation, and political data, privacy and security,” at a forum hosted by Georgetown University’s Institute of government and Public Service (the book of mormon scripture figures, as well as Politically), and in the McCourt School of Public Policy in Washington, d.c., USA, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Facebook said on Monday it would increase transparency, by measures such as the display of the information on the attached owner of a Facebook page, and a greater emphasis on the labeling of the content, which is an independent fact-checkers have flagged it as a false.

The social media giant has come under fire in recent weeks over the policy and the exemption from the advertising by politicians to make sure of the facts, drawing the ire of the Democratic presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

Last week, Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has defended the policy, saying that the social media had been introduced, and the transformational possibilities of speech that cannot be shut down.

That same day, the Biden campaign is the name given to the removal of an ad run by a super PAC and a campaign group, not a prominent politician, who, it is said, contained false claims about the former vice-president.

Katie Harbath, Facebook’s head of global election policy, it said in a response to that, if it is currently inactive ad ran, it would be sent to Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers.

On Monday, Facebook said it would be in the implementation of the planned ban on paid-for advertisements, that is to say, the people of the United States, in order to not have to go to the polls. Zuckerberg told reporters on a conference call that the ban on voter misinformation, should also be applied to advertisements that, by their parents.

The company will begin with the identification of the state-controlled media on the page and on the website of the ad library. In a blog post, Facebook said it was planning to expand the label for specific posts, on both Facebook and Instagram at the beginning of next year.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, the video-streaming service, a-z of Google’s, though it recently came under fire following the showing of the ads in the Chinese state-controlled media, which are critical to Hong Kong’s protesters.

This month, the senate committee on research, and the Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. elections, said that the Victory of the well-known propaganda arm, increased its activity on social media after the vote.

“The bottom line is that the elections will be considerably changed in 2016-and Facebook is changing.” Zuckerberg said on Monday.

“We are faced with increasingly sophisticated attacks from nation-states like Russia, Iran and China, but I am confident that we will be better prepared.”

The theories that China has intervened in the US elections have been absurd, and, laughing, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

As someone said, China has intervened in the US elections, they would have to prove it, said Hua. It has never had any interest in interfering in other countries’ internal affairs, ” she said.

Moscow and Tehran have repeatedly denied the accusations against him.

FILE PHOTO: A 3-D-printed with Facebook logo is seen in front of binary code in this picture illustration, the 18th of June, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/dado Ruvic/Illustration

Facebook has introduced a new U.S. presidential candidate spending tracker to show how much they’ve spent on political ads, as a part of the company’s efforts to make the ad, the library was easier to use it, Zuckerberg said.

Facebook has launched an on-line library of political advertising in 2018, but the database has been criticised by researchers and are poorly maintained and do not provide a useful ad targeting information.

The company also has plans to take over the promotion and the protection of your Facebook and Instagram accounts by candidates, elected officials, and their teams, through a program called Facebook to help Protect. The participants of the programme will be required to turn on two-factor authentication for their accounts to be monitored for any signs of tampering.

Reporting Elizabeth, Illustrator; Additional reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Alison Williams

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