Safer Facebook – level 2

05-02-2019 07:00

Facebook is trying to prevent political misinformation. In 2016, there was a problem that someone from Russia used Facebook to interfere with the American presidential election.

Facebook wants to prevent another problem like this. When somebody wants to buy a political ad, he or she will have to register. Also, Facebook will give people more information about the ads and have a library of the ads.

First the new tools will exist in the EU, then in India, Ukraine and Israel. The new tools will start working everywhere before July.

The company also set up regional operations centres in Dublin and in Singapore. These will be an extra protection against ‘fake news, hate speech’ and will protect free voting.

Difficult words: prevent (stop something from happening before it happens), misinformation (false, not true information, fake news), interfere (manipulate, change).

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