– A month before the Bundestag elections in Germany, the company Facebook has blocked “tens of thousands of fake accounts” in Germany, the report said Vice President of public Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Asia the company’s Facebook, Richard Allan.
“In order to prevent the misuse of our social network, we held a mass deletion of fake accounts… a month before the election we removed in Germany, tens of thousands of fake accounts”, – stated in the message.
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It also States that Facebook cooperated with the German authorities, in particular with the Federal office for information security Germany (Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik – BSI). Facebook conducted a training of members of Parliament and election candidates on the issues of information security. In connection with the election, between Facebook and BSI were established channel of information concerning security issues in the context of elections to the Bundestag.
“These efforts have complicated the dissemination of false information during the election, and it rarely appeared in the news section of the social network. Studies show that the number of fake news during these elections was very small. We learned a lot and will apply this experience in future elections”, – stated in the message of Allan.