On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined nine steps that Facebook would take to “protect election integrity” and “make sure Facebook is a force for good in democracy,” including the delivery of $100,000-worth of Russia-linked ads to government officials and investigators.
“I care deeply about the democratic process and protecting its integrity,” he said during a live broadcast on his Facebook page. “I don’t want anyone to use our tools to undermine our democracy.”
To read more about Zuckerburg’s 9-step plan to prevent future elections from being hacked on Facebook, click here.
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