US Think Tank, Facebook Work to Fight Fake News

Facebook is reportedly working with a small US think tank which helped it identify and disable a recent propaganda campaign aimed at sowing dissent among US voters.

It was noted that the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, which is based in Washington, D.C., has also provided its geopolitical expertise to Facebook, whose ex-chief security officer pointed out that a company like theirs does not have the necessary information to evaluate the relationship between political motivations of a nation-state. He added that Facebook can only amass digital evidence to turn over to the authorities and experts.

It was also leaked that CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously wanted to outsource sensitive political decisions and fact-checking to media groups and geopolitics to think tanks.

Source: Reuters

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