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Facebook launches global project

Washington, May 17: In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India.

Experts from the research lab will work closely with Facebook’s security, policy and product teams to get real-time insights and updates on emerging threats and disinformation campaigns from around the world. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it is important to make sure no one interferes in any more elections, including in India. Facebook is doubling the number of people who work on safety and security and using technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to more effectively block fake accounts during elections. Facebook will also use the Atlantic Council’s Digital Research Unit Monitoring Missions during elections and other sensitive moments. (IANS)