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Facebook is using India’s experience to stop abuse in US presidential elections- Mark Zuckerberg


Washington: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the steps taken by the social media platform have helped to protect the list of more than 200 different elections worldwide, including India. In addition, it has also played an important role in preventing the misuse of Facebook network in the presidential election campaign in America.

Zuckerberg said that he would definitely be tempted for Facebook next week. He said that the company will continue the fight to protect the gravity of the democratic process. Zuckerberg outlined the steps taken, giving the company’s financial results, saying, ‘These are all the changes we have made in the last four years and this has led us to list more than 200 elections worldwide including the European Union, India and Indonesia. Has helped protect. These have been important in the US to prevent abuse before next week’s vote.

He said that the company has focused on issues like pressure on voters and has worked closely with experts including civil rights leaders in this regard. He said that Facebook security teams had been looking at the traditional threats like hacking for four years, but the coordinated intervention campaign using fake account which has come to the fore was something new that tried to spread propaganda and bad blood .

Zuckerberg said, ‘Since then, we have built the most advanced system in the world to detect and eliminate these threats and it appears in numbers. In the following years, we have acquired more than 100 networks including Russia, Iran and China and we block millions of potentially indecent accounts every day.

Zuckerberg said that the company has also taken steps to make the advertisements transparent, and whoever wants to run an advertisement on political or social issues, they must first go through its permission process. Between March and September, the company rejected 2.2 million times adverts attempting to target the US without going through the licensing process.

For advertisements on political and social issues, Facebook allows users to see who has paid for the advertisement and to which audience the ad reaches, making political advertising on the platform more transparent.

He said, ‘Our policies prevent wrong information related to when and how to vote. We have recently expanded these policies so that wrong claims can also be prevented, such as the claim that voting in person can cost you Kovid-19. He said that from March to mid-October, Facebook removed more than 135,000 content in the US to break these rules.

Zuckerberg said, “Ensuring election credibility is a continuing challenge and will remain.” I also know that our work will not stop after November 3. Therefore, we will continue to develop our perspective anticipating new threats and will fight for the relevance of the democratic process and the right of people all over the world to have their voice heard. ‘

Facebook’s total revenue grew 22 percent to US $ 21.4 billion in the September quarter. At the same time, its net income (profit) was US $ 7.8 billion. Facebook’s daily active user base averaged 1.82 billion, while its monthly active users base as of September 30, 2020 was 2.74 billion. Zuckerberg also talked about the interoperability between Facebook’s apps (WhatsApp and Instagram) that allows users to send messages between apps.

He said, “We introduced interoperability between Messenger and Instagram messaging and this feature is now in many countries around the world, including the US.” He said that the experience of sending a message in America is very different compared to what would be experienced in the countries of India, China, Brazil or Europe.

He said, ‘Our goal is to give people the flexibility to choose one of our apps that they like to use the most for messaging and to reach all those people from our different apps. Also use the app. Facebook has more than 300 million users in India, while WhatsApp, the company of the same group, has more than 400 million users in the country.

Earlier this year, Facebook signed a deal to buy a 9.99 percent stake in Mukesh Ambani-led Jio platform for Rs 43,574 crore. Companies are also taking advantage of WhatsApp to deliver goods from local neighborhood grocery stores through Geomart.

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