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Interference in the U.S. elections: Facebook and Instagram deleted 120,000 posts




The US presidential elections will be held in November. Social networks are working with the media to verify information that is distributed on platforms.





Facebook and Instagram have removed 120,000 posts designed to make the U.S. presidential election more difficult. This was stated by Vice President for Policy and Communications Nick Clegg in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche on Monday, October 19.

Besides, social networks for the purpose of election security did not allow publishing 2.2 million advertising announcements. The services also placed 150 million warnings regarding posts with disinformation.

“We have established partnerships with 70 media outlets, including five in France, to verify information,” Clegg said.

He said Facebook used artificial intelligence to remove “billions of posts and fake accounts before users reported them,” and that Facebook continues to gather information about the sources of funding and origin of advertisements and information posted on its platforms.

Recall that over 22 million Americans voted early. The U.S. elections will only be held on November 3, but millions of people have already voted through the early voting process.


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