Saturday September 19, 2020

Facebook still its own worst political enemy

The social media platform's new measures have already fallen flat with just weeks to go before the European Parliament elections

10th May, 2019
Facebook Head of Global Policy and Communication Nick Clegg in Dublin. Pic: Getty

After all of the controversy about fake news on the website and the Cambridge Analytica scandal (where Facebook user data was harvested for political purposes), the company hired the former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to help clean up its act.

The social network has announced a slew of measures intended to fight misleading news stories and foreign meddling in elections, including tougher oversight of political

ads, a fact-checking operation, and more content moderators...

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