Facebook touts war on misinformation ahead of US hearing

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook on Monday highlighted a ramped up effort to block fake accounts in an ongoing battle against misinformation ahead of a key hearing in Congress scrutinizing online platforms. The leading online social network disabled more than 1.3 billion fake accounts in the final three months of last year along, according to Facebook vice president of integrity Guy Rosen. “We have every motivation to keep misinformation off of our apps and we”e taken many steps to do so at the expense of user growth and engagement,” Rosen said in a blog post. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, al…

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