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Facebook set a goal of 4 million entries of voters in the us

Facebook has set itself the goal of contributing to the entry of four million more Americans on the electoral lists for the presidential election in November, and confirmed that it would block all the advertisements of the foreign media during this period. "We are announcing Wednesday the largest campaign of electoral information in american history. Our goal is to help four million people to register," said the founder of the social network Mark Zuckerberg in an op-ed published by USA Today.

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While voter registration is a key issue of the presidential election in the United States, members of some disadvantaged communities that have difficulties or a reluctance to be on the lists, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that it wants to offer its users a "new Center of electoral information [...] at the top of the news feed on Facebook and on Instagram, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to see it".

"Overall, we expect that more than 160 million people in the United States will be between July and November of information from reliable sources on Facebook about how to vote in the general election". The network also introduces the possibility that you will not see advertising policy", a feature that will be launched from 24 June.

Its manager of public affairs, Nick Clegg has also confirmed that the group, accused of having turned a blind eye to the interference of foreign during the presidential election campaign of 2016, intended to block all the ads "from media organisations controlled by the State in other countries", in a column in the british newspaper the Daily Telegraph.

Facebook announced on 4 June its intention to prohibit from this summer for the advertisements posted by the media controlled financially and éditorialement by a State on its u.s. platforms. On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg has put forth his determination against the misinformation. "In 2016, we had been slow to identify interference foreign to our platform", he admitted. "The threat of interference in elections is real and still up to date, but our systems are more prepared than ever before. We have dismantled over 50 networks of fake accounts in 2019, and we have removed 18 this year".

According to Nick Clegg, between march and may, Facebook has already prevented "more than 750,000 advertising policies targeting the United States to be broadcast because the advertiser had not completed the authorization process. He said that the group had grown to more than 35,000 people working on the issues of safety and security, which is three times more than it did four years ago.

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Strongly criticized for its decision not to moderate the publications of the controversial and inaccurate of the american president Donald Trump, while at the end of may Twitter had decided to hide a message from Donald Trump for violations of the rules of the network on the"glorification of violence", Mark Zuckerberg has again defended the guidelines of its network in USA Today. "Accountability only works if we can see what they say to those who are looking to get our votes, even if we do not really like, not what they say", he writes.

The editorial team conseillePour the economic recovery, Facebook wants to convert more French companies to the numériqueLa justice may have access to messages exchanged on a group Facebook private ?4 commentairesanonymele 17/06/2020 15:23

Urgent to remove the immunity of Facebook, Twitter and Google

ren renéle 17/06/2020 15:15

facebook and you'll be there hunting for illegal immigrants who manage to vote with the help of false papers?
not because should has to be fair to each side

mégaphone75le 17/06/2020 15:14

Facebook made the policy ?

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