Social media platforms make changes prior to US midterm elections
Category: #world  By Pankaj Singh  Date: 2022-08-18
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Social media platforms make changes prior to US midterm elections

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are reportedly announcing plans to protect the US midterm elections. The companies are generally staying the course from the 2020 voting session, which was battered by conspiracies and ended in the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.

Recently, video hosting service major TikTok, which received immense popularity during the last election, declared that it is introducing an election center that will assist people in finding voting sites and candidate information. This center will show up in the feeds of the users who will search for anything related to the election.

Reportedly, TikTok is also collaborating with voting advocacy groups to offer specific voting information for college students, military members living overseas, people who are deaf, and those with past criminal convictions.

TikTok, which intends to provide precise voting information and counter misinformation, will not be providing any other details on the number of full-time employees or how much funding is dedicated to the midterm efforts.

Meanwhile, it will use human and AI (artificial intelligence) combinations to identify and remove threats against election workers and voting misinformation.

The firm recently stated that it is working with several fact-checking organizations, including US-based PolitiFact and Lead Stories, to discredit misinformation.

While asking about how many videos have been fact-checked on its site, TikTok did not provide any comments.

Furthermore, Meta, owner of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, announced that it will follow a similar approach consistent with the policies and safeguards from 2020.

Nick Clegg, President of global affairs, Meta, recently tweeted that, like 2020, Meta has a dedicated team for elections and voter interference. The firm will also provide reliable information regarding how and when to vote.

While quizzing on how many people it has dedicated to the election team responsible for supervising the midterms, the firm did not provide any comments. Instead, it said it has hundreds of people working in more than 40 teams.

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