Twitter, Facebook should change user agreements or lose protections: Congressman
Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., discusses his bill to limit big tech ‘suppressing’ conservative viewpoints.
Social media giant Facebook has removed 120,000 posts so far as it fights election misinformation and attempts to prevent a recurrence of 2016, when the platform was exploited by Russian agents seeking to sway the results of the presidential race.
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In a Sunday interview with the French weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Facebook vice president Nick Clegg said the Menlo Park, California-based company had also rejected 2.2 million ads that were unable to complete the site's authorization process.
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The tech company is relying on both artificial intelligence tools and tens of thousands of employees to vet content related to the Nov. 3 election.
According to The Guardian, the former British deputy prime minister, who was hired by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late 2018 to head the social media company's global affairs unit, also noted that advisory warnings were added to 150 million posts containing false information.
Clegg assured Journal du Dimanche the company had improved since the 2016 presidential election.