Listen: Is Social Media Ready For Another Round of Elections?
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Speaking at the Aspen ideas festival in Colorado Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the company's efforts to stop election interference, claiming the US government's failure to apply pressure to Russia, following the two thousand sixteen election sent a signal to the world that, quote, we were open for business and quote. So now he says, getting election integrity right remains at the top of Facebook's priority list. There are a number of different strategies that we've taken as a company to prevent state actors like what we've seen Russia do in, in tried to do in the twenty sixteen elections for being able to do that, again, elections around the world including the twentieth eighteen midterms and upcoming the twenty twenty elections, according to Mr. Zuckerberg, there are key tech tools in place. And many of them are working the things that have made the biggest difference are one is building up really sophisticated technical AI system. Uh-huh. And hiring a whole lot of people. We have thirty thousand people at Facebook who work on, on, on content and safety and safety review to be able to find these networks of bad actors to be able to take them off the systems before they have the opportunity to spread propaganda or misinformation or whatever they're spreading. We've gotten much more sophisticated at that. It's an arms race Russia and other folks have also gotten more sophisticated in their tactics every election. We see new tactics, but through a big investment in this, we're able to stay ahead and keep the progress going on that. However, he notes that current tools can only do so much as a private company, we don't have the tools to make the Russian government stop. Or for we can defend is best as we can. But our government is the one that has the tools to apply pressure to Russia. Not not us. Right. So. You know, one of the mistakes that I worry about is after twenty sixteen when, when the government didn't take a any kind of counteraction. The signal that was sent to the world. Was that, okay? We're open for business countries can try to do this stuff. Then our companies will try their best to try to limit it, but fundamentally there isn't going to be a major recourse from the American government. So now Zuckerberg says, Facebook remains engaged in ramping up defenses that it does have the amount that we spend on safety and security, and I was a company, it's billions of dollars a year. It is greater than the whole revenue of our company was when we went public earlier this decade. Right. So we've, we've ramped up massively on the security side. But there's very little that we can do on our own to change the incentives for nation states to act. That's something that, that is a little bit above our pay grade more on the Aspen ideas festival, head to wsJcom that wraps up this edition of tech news briefing from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boost does. Thanks for listening."