‘Facebook gearing for post-poll unrest in US’


Facebook is making ready for doable unrest after polls shut on the November three presidential elections, with its inner instruments used for “at-risk” international locations prone to be deployed for the US, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The measures embrace slowing the unfold of viral content material and reducing the bar for suppressing doubtlessly inflammatory posts, WSJ quoted individuals acquainted with the developments as saying.

These instruments have been used in the previous for Sri Lanka and Myanmar and are half of a bigger instrument equipment developed by Facebook to arrange for the US election, it mentioned.

“We’ve spent years building for safer, more secure elections,” Facebook spokesman Andy Stone was quoted as saying. “We’ve applied lessons from previous elections, hired experts, and built new teams with experience across different areas to prepare for various scenarios.”

The instruments might be deployed solely in dire circumstances equivalent to election-related violence.

The seemingly steps embrace tweaking the information feed to vary what kinds of content material customers see, the report mentioned.

Russia dismisses Biden’s speak of it being a ‘threat’

The Kremlin mentioned on Monday that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s evaluation of Russia as the most important menace to US nationwide safety was unsuitable and inspired hatred of Russia.

“We absolutely do not agree,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters on a convention name, when requested to touch upon Biden’s evaluation. “We can only regret that absolute hatred of the Russian Federation is spread in this way.”

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned he noticed nothing prison in Hunter Biden’s previous enterprise ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one in every of Donald Trump’s assault strains in the presidential election. He was responding to feedback made by Trump throughout televised debates. Trump has used the debates to make accusations that Biden and his son Hunter engaged in unethical practices in Ukraine.


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