Specialists of the Facebook Corporation, which owns the social network of the same name, since 2016 have identified more than 50 networks used by other countries to influence elections, including accounts and pages. This was stated by the company's Director Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing in the Subcommittee on the antitrust policy of the legal Committee of the House of representatives of the US Congress.
According to him, after the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook took a number of measures to prevent influence on the electoral processes in the country. вЂњI think that we have hired more than 30 thousand people to perform security tasks. We have improved systems based on artificial intelligence technology to detect malicious content, вЂњ Zuckerberg said.
According to the head of Facebook, вЂњwe managed to identify more than 50 different networksвЂќ that partially worked in automatic mode. According to him, these networks were used by other States to вЂњinterfere in electionsвЂќ. He did not specify which countries he was referring to.