Facebook’s Misinformation Efforts Ahead of the Election

text by KCSB External News Director

25 September, 2020

Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election took the form of rampant misinformation and conspiracy theories on Facebook. With the upcoming 2020 election, misinformation on social media platforms remains a pressing issue for both developers and voters. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke with Erica Woods, a state public policy spokesperson at Facebook, about the social media platform’s new voting information center and what actions it is taking to ensure voters are not being influenced by unproven or misleading information about the election and the current pandemic.

 

Reported by Aubrey Valerio for KCSB News.

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