FACE­BOOK’S NEXT STEP

Business Today - - THE BUZZ -

WEEKS AF­TER THE IR­ISH WATCH­DOG DATA PRO­TEC­TION COM­MIS­SIONER OPENED A FOR­MAL IN­VES­TI­GA­TION INTO A RE­CENT DATA BREACH THAT AF­FECTED NEARLY 50 MIL­LION AC­COUNTS OF FACE­BOOK, THE SO­CIAL ME­DIA GI­ANT SAYS IT WILL RE­MOVE FALSE VOT­ING RE­LATED POSTS, LEAD­ING UP TO AND DUR­ING THE MIDTERM ELEC­TIONS IN THE US. FACE­BOOK WILL BAN POSTS SPREAD­ING FAKE IN­FOR­MA­TION ABOUT VOT­ING RE­QUIRE­MENTS AND FALSE RE­PORTS OF VI­O­LENCE. THE NEW POL­ICY IS A TOUGHER EX­PAN­SION OF FACE­BOOK’S EF­FORT TO RE­DUCE VOTER MA­NIP­U­LA­TION.

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