Facebook to “fight election propaganda” by teaming up with the Atlantic Council

That's a bit like fighting female trafficking by teaming up with Jeffrey Epstein.

From Peter Phillips' Giants: The Global Power Elite, forthcoming from Seven Stories Press this August (when "our free press" will surely not review it widely, or at all):

"The Atlantic Council serves as a non-profit non-governmental policy-making group for protecting the security of concentrated wealth, often described as our national 'vital interests.' We identify the 35 key Global Power Elite individuals in the executive committee of the Atlantic Council. These people are the essential protectors of concentrated global capital. The Pentagon, NATO and intelligence agencies pay close attention to their recommendations and research reports" (p. 3).

MCM

Facebook Partners With the Atlantic Council to Fight Election Propaganda

May 17, 2018

Facebook is partnering with the Atlantic Council in another effort to combat election-related propaganda and misinformation from proliferating on its service.

The social networking giant said Thursday that a partnership with the Washington D.C.-based think tank would help it better spot disinformation during upcoming world elections.

The partnership is one of a number of steps Facebook is taking to prevent the spread of propaganda and fake news after failing to stop it from spreading on its service in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Additionally, organizations with ties to the Russian government distributed misleading information through Facebook ads in 2016 that were intended to sow divisions among Americans.

In the months since news of the misinformation became public, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has tried to regain public trust in the company by repeatedly speaking about the company’s latest efforts to combat disinformation. Some of those efforts include partnering with news organizations like Agence France-Presse and the Associated Press to fact check news, photos, and videos.

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