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Germany: Facebook will work to combat election interference

 |  January 21, 2019

Facebook will partner with German officials ahead of the European Union elections in May to crack down on fake accounts and misinformation.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company will work with the German Federal Office for Information and Security as well as other companies and research partners to “help guide policy making in Germany and across the EU on election interference.”

Sandberg made the announcement during a speech at a business conference in Munich on Sunday. She said the initiative will build on work Facebook did with German officials during federal elections in 2017, when the company reported it took down “tens of thousands” of fake accounts.

Full Content: Wall Street Journal

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