-Before the 2020 US presidential election, major US technology companies meet regularly to work together to protect their platform. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Microsoft, Verizon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Wikimedia Foundation announced in a joint statement released on August 12 that the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and Republican National Convention (RNC) He said that he would take countermeasures if information manipulation was done on each platform.
By: Angela Lang/CNET
On the 12th, each company held a meeting with several US government agencies working to protect the fairness of elections. Problems such as interference in elections by other countries, such as interference by Russia discovered after the 2016 US presidential election, and dissemination of false information are considered problems.
In a joint statement, "We discussed preparations for the upcoming national conventions of both parties and scenario planning related to election outcomes. Will meet regularly."
Joint industry statement on ongoing election security collaboration between tech companies and USG agencies tasked with protecting the integrity of the election pic.twitter.com/c1fHERHWtw
— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) August 12, 2020
The National Democratic Convention is scheduled for August 17-20, and the Republican National Convention is scheduled for August 24-27.
Technology companies and social media platforms are working to stop the spread of misinformation before the 2020 presidential election date. The post of Presidential candidate President Donald Trump and the former Vice President Joe Biden were given a label indicating that the information was related to voting behavior, and the post of misleading candidates was posted.warningTracking of false information, publication of political information,Improved transparencyTo government media accountsLabeling, The discovery of deep fake, restrictions on news pages associated with political parties and politicians. Some companies give employees paid leave on the November 3 voting day.
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