Facebook has announced that it's updating its ad-publishing rules ready for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections in 2020. With the changes voters will be able to easily track candidate spending.
Facebook has announced concrete steps that it is taking to do its part in the protection of the upcoming European Union elections which are scheduled to take place between 23 - 26 May.
A new tool that the company first introduced last month is now live and allows users to check if they follow accounts associated with Russian propaganda. This does not extend to sharing their content.
Before the end of the year, there will be a tool in Facebook's Help Center which will allow users to see if they engaged with content made by the Internet Research Agency before the 2016 US election.
A report from CNN outlines how accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency ran a campaign on Pokemon GO that was apparently aimed at stoking racial tensions amongst US voters.
The executives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google will be testifying on November 1 before the Senate Committee investigating alleged state-sponsored meddling of the 2016 US presidential elections.
The Department of Homeland Security briefed officials from 21 US states who were believed to have been the target of hacking activities by foreign parties in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has now received copies of ads and other information that might inform its investigation into alleged Russian influencing of the US presidential elections of 2016.
Facebook and the Canadian minister of democratic institutions will announce "election integrity efforts" at an event next week. This stems from fake news and misinformation problems found in 2016.