The White House is looking to dish out prize money to tech projects that can help activists living in authoritarian countries bypass censorship or help to boost their online privacy.
Microsoft is expanding its identity and access management protections available in AccountGuard to high-risk customers in 31 democracies at no extra cost. It contains features like MFA and SSO.
Facebook has announced a raft of measures that it has been working on for the past 18 months in order to protect the upcoming General Election in India. The measures expand on those in other regions.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has defended the company's decision to work with the U.S. military, saying that " it's really about being a responsible corporate citizen in a democracy".
Facebook has launched its Ad Archive Report tool which lets you search for political ads and those pertaining to issues of national importance. The social media company will update the archive weekly.
Facebook has announced a new security pilot program aimed at candidates and staff members participating in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. If the pilot is successful it could be expanded.
Facebook has announced a raft of updates for its platform which it says will help improve the service by protecting users from false news. It detailed new methods it uses to detect false news too.
Facebook has admitted that social media "allows people to spread misinformation and corrode democracy". Also, the company announced it will hire more than 10,000 people this year to tackle the issue.
Twitter says that it will send emails to more than half a million Americans to let them know that accounts they interacted with were actually phony Russian bots run by the Internet Research Agency.
With the Kenyan elections around the corner, Facebook Africa is stepping up its efforts to curb the spread of fake news on its platform that could negatively affect the election on August 8.