Facebook, Twitter execs are bracing for protecting integrity during upcoming elections

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Security executives from Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. are gearing up for a long run-up to election night, and the days following it. They are teaming up with academia, media, cybersecurity companies, and intelligence officials. “How do we ensure that voters have accurate information” as election results are counted in the days following the Nov. 3 presidential election?, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, said during a webinar on protecting the upcoming elections on Tuesday. He said more “bad actors” are being detected, compared with elections in 2016 and 2018 through a greater understanding of the risk, and through coordination with media and state and local officials. Yoel Roth, head of site integrity at Twitter, said that in addition to fending off bad actors, the micro-blogging service is promoting “credible, authoritative information” during political party conventions, presidential and vice presidential debates, and election results in November.
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