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Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

 

Last updated 10/25/2019 at 12:05pm

In this Oct. 17, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Barbara Ortutay

Associated Press

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.

The efforts outlined Monday include a special security tool for elected officials and candidates that monitors their accounts for hacking attempts such as login attempts from unusual locations or unverified devices. Facebook said Monday it will also label state-controlled media as such, label fact-checks more clearly and invest $2 million in media literacy proj...



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