Transcript for Nine things Facebook vows to do to help combat election interference
I would assure the steps that were taken to protect election integrity and make sure that FaceBook is a force for democracy. And while the amount problematic content that we found so far remains relatively small. And he attempted interference is a serious issue. So you're dying thing it's that we're going to be working on over the next few months first. We are actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference second. We will continue our own investigation. Into what happened on FaceBook in this election third. Going forward and maybe the most important steps we're taking is we're going to make political advertising more transparent. Fourth. We will strengthen our own ad review process for political. Fit. We are increasing our investment in security and specifically in the election integrity. Sixth. We will expand our partnerships with election commissions around the world seven. We will increase sharing of threat information with other technology and security companies. We are working proactively. To strengthen the democratic process finally. We've been working to ensure the integrity of the German elections this we. From taking action against. Thousands of fake accounts are partnering with public authorities that the federal office for information security team sharing security practices with the candidates and parties. We're also examining the activity of accounts we've removed and we've not yet found similar type. Interference effort in Germany. And this is incredibly important and we've been focused on this for a while. Now with the same time. It's important not to lose sight. Some of the more straightforward and in larger ways that FaceBook please role in elections and these effects operated much larger scales of a hundred times or a thousand times bigger than what we're discussing here. In 2016. People billions and billions of interactions and open discussions on FaceBook that they have never happened before offline. Candidates had direct channels to communicate with tens of millions of citizens. And campaign spent tens of millions organizing. An advertising online to get their messages out further. We organized get out the vote efforts helped as many as two million people registered to vote who might not have voted under its. Many these dynamics were new in this election. And at a much larger scale then had ever seen before history adamant. And they were much larger in scale than any of the interference that we found. We will continue working with the government to understand the full extent Russian interference. And we will do our part not only to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world. But also to give everyone a voice it to be a force for good and democracy everywhere.
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