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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook disrupted “more than 50 different campaigns from different nation-states trying to interfere in elections” in 2019.
Zuckberg made the claim during an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt.
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It comes as Facebook prepares to unveil a new suite of measures around “election integrity,” including labeling links from state-controlled media outlets.
It’s unlikely that western media companies that are funded by the government, like Canada’s CBC and Britain’s BBC, will fall into this category. Both outlets come under regular criticism for their leftward tilt, despite being funded by taxpayers across the political spectrum, but Zuckerberg says that only outlets that operate as “an organ of the government” will be labeled.
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“I think it’s really important that people can see for themselves when media is actually operating as an organ of the government and is being editorially controlled there,” said the Facebook CEO.
In the interview, Zuckerberg also reiterated his opposition to censoring politicians (although at least two politicians, the UK’s Tommy Robinson and Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer, are still banned on the platform).
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