Facebook, Google, Twitter collaborate on election security ahead of RNC and DNC


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Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Microsoft, Verizon, Pinterest, ConnectedIn and Wikimedia Foundation consulted with the United States federal government.

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This story becomes part of Elections 2020, CNET’s protection of the ballot in November and its consequences.

Tech giants in the United States are continuing to satisfy routinely to collaborate on safeguarding their platforms ahead of the 2020 governmental election. In a joint declaration launched Wednesday, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Microsoft, Verizon, Pinterest, ConnectedIn and Wikimedia Foundation stated they’re countering details operations on their platforms in the lead approximately the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and the Republican National Convention (RNC).

They satisfied today with United States federal government firms working to safeguard the election’s stability, consisting of from the spread of disinformation and the danger of possible foreign disturbance in the election, like the Russian disturbance found after the 2016 election.

“We discussed preparations for the upcoming conventions and scenario planning related to election results,” the tech giants stated in a joint declaration. “We will continue to stay vigilant on these issues and meet regularly ahead of the November election.”

The DNC will occur next week, from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, while the RNC is arranged for the week after, in between Aug. 24 and 27. 

Tech business and social networks platforms have actually been working to suppress the spread of false information throughout the lead up to the 2020 election, consisting of by putting voting details labels on posts by prospects President Donald Trump and previous Vice President Joe Biden, flagging deceptive posts by the prospects, tracking and exposing disinformation, openly tracking political advertisements, labelling federal government and state-affiliated media accounts, uncovering deepfakes and suppressing news pages that have political associations. Some are likewise offering their own staff members paid time off to vote on Nov. 3.

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