Raising voice against foreign interference pertaining to American elections seems to be the topmost priorities of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg focus on this year, in accordance to a recent post on Wednesday. Additionally, the issue is highly sensitive, and it has put away a great deal of discussion in media reports on the Web, globally. Special counsel ,Robert Mueller went on to warn in a court filing this spring that foreign interference efforts were still prevailing, while President Trump earlier this week signed an executive order to punish such interference with sanctions.
Facebook has taken the following steps till date:
• Identification and removal of fake accounts ahead of elections in various countries;
• Calling off foreign influence campaigns from Russia, Iran, Mexico and Brazil who tried to influence elections;
• Attacked economic incentives who spread misinformation on web;
• Worked precisely with governments like Germany, the United States and Mexico in order to improve security during elections; and lastly
• Have set a new standard for transparency in the advertising industry making advertisers answerable for the ads they execute.
Using machine learning, Facebook identified and removed around 1 billion fake accounts or more, between October and March. Additionally, doubled its safety and security workforce over the past year, from 10,000 to 20,000 approx. and has been identifying and removing accounts associated with networks of people launching coordinated campaigns working against distribution of fake information.