Social media firms on alert for Election Day misinformation

Washington (AFP) – Social media firms were on high alert Tuesday against Election Day misinformation and manipulation efforts as voters began in-person balloting across the United States following a tumultuous campaign.Aiming to avoid the problems that occurred in the 2016 campaign, Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube were implementing policies aimed at heading off the spread of false information designed to influence or intimidate voters at the last minute.Facebook said it had activated its election hub which was monitoring the platform in real time.”Our Election Operations Center will…

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HEDGE accordingly