Facebook, Google, Reddit, and Twitter Plan for US Election Going Wrong! The tech firms and others have formed a combination to help protect the trust of the upcoming US elections. The group, which also has LinkedIn and Pinterest, made a statement recently that it held a meeting with government partners in an effort to avoid another interference that plagued the elections in 2016.
The group made a statement “for the past several years, we have worked closely to counter information operations across our platforms. In preparation for the upcoming election, we regularly meet to discuss trends with US government agencies tasked with protecting the integrity of the election,”.
Facebook, Google, Reddit, and Twitter Plan for US Election Going Wrong
They further went to “we held the latest in a series of meetings with government partners today where we each provided updates on what we’re seeing on our respective platforms and what we expect to see in the coming months”.
Earlier this year, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg said that the social media platform has been “slow to understand Russian operations” that are suspected of leading propaganda to place Donald Trump in the White House.
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These tech firms have taken a huge step to drop fake accounts and post misinformation. With Facebook deleting millions of fake accounts per day.
The meeting looked into preparations for the conventions that are upcoming, as well as “scenario planning related to election results”.
President Donald Trump, who is ready to be confirmed as the Republican candidate by next week, has spoken up. Regarding his concerns about the voting fraud and fear. That he may reject the results if he fails to win.
In the month of July, he made a suggestion for elections to be delayed. Until people could vote securely and properly, despite not having the power to postpone these elections. During an interview with Fox News, Trump refused to commit to accepting the results if he loses the 2020 election.
In a statement from Trump, “I have to see”. “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either”.
In the year 2016, Trump did not also commit the fact to accepting the results if other nominees. Hillary Clinton won the presidency, saying in a debate. “I will tell you at the time, I will keep you in suspense”. In another statement, he said: “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if I win”.
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