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Facebook is going after propaganda — here’s how

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Five months after the U.S. presidential election, Facebook is elaborating on its plan to stem the flow of propaganda through its platform — even though it still says fake news on Facebook in 2016 was “marginal” compared to total political discussion. 

In a white paper structured around the topic of civic engagement, the social network outlined how it plans to stop the spread of misinformation. 

“We believe civic engagement is about more than just voting — it’s about people connecting with their representatives, getting involved, sharing their voice, and holding their governments accountable,”  Facebook’s threat intelligence manager Jen Weedon, threat intelligence analyst William Nuland, and Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos wrote in the white paper released Thursday.  Read more…

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