Facebook will set up commission to research its impact on elections

Facebook will set up commission to research its impact on elections

Objective will be to point out the interference of the social network in the ballot box and democracy.Zuckerberg seeks to regain company credibility

Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Regain User and Investor ConfidenceReutersFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Monday the formation of an independent electoral commission to find out the impact of social networking on elections and democracy."Today we are taking a new step, establishing an independent electoral research commission that will study the effects of social networking on elections and democracy," Zuckerberg wrote in a profile post.Since 2016, when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election, the social network has been charged to develop a way to monitor and block the circulation of fake news on the platform.There are indications that the Republican campaign used fake pages and targeted advertising to convince voters.The suspicion that Facebook was used to manipulate ballot results increased when The Guardian and New York Times reported that Cambridge Analytica leaked 55 million people.This number was updated to 87 million last week, being mo...


>>> Veja o artigo completo (Fonte)