Facebook, Williams, United States discussed on Morning Edition

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As opposed to coordinating for the ends that they're seeking. I'm thinking about the fact that a very large part of the 2020 election is going to play out on your platforms That seems like a basic reality. And I'd like to know your level of confidence. Are you willing to say with some confidence that most voters who rely on Facebook will be mostly well informed? If they do so, Are you willing to say that I think one of the things we've learned is that protecting an election is a hole of society challenge. And what I can tell you is that we have teams that have been focused on finding and exposing these types of campaigns for years, and I think that the tactics we saw in 2016 I'll be much less effective today. Do you think that most voters if they rely on Facebook will be mostly well informed. I think people are going to read on our platform based on what they're looking for, and the people that they're talking to What I can tell you is every single person in the United States is goingto have at the very top of their feet. On on post that they read about voting accurate information about how to vote. How the process works and what the experts in state government and elections officials are saying about how the process is function. I think I hear you saying that you believe everybody is going to have an option to find accurate information, but it's going to be up to them to find it. Well, we're going to put that accurate information in front of people as many ways as we can. Nathaniel Glacier is Facebook's head of cyber security policy. President Trump promised extra money to unemployed people last weekend. He said he would partially extend extra unemployment benefits. But Congress has not approved extra funding, and some states say they can't pay either. Here's Paul Braun of member station W. O RK F in Baton Rouge. The memorandum President Trump issued on Saturday promised a weekly payment of $400. But to qualify states have to pay $100 of that. Very few have enough money on hand to meet that requirement. Take, for example, Louisiana where government John Bell, Edwards says the state's unemployment trust fund is running low and cares act money is already spoken for the state benefits unemployed workers are already receiving can count toward that $100. But Edwards says that would mean nearly half of the state's unemployed workers aren't getting enough to meet the requirement. One of the challenges that we have is that I believe That they're about to over 200,000 workers who are getting a benefit but less than $100 a week. Many of those are gig workers or self employed, Okay, and that is kind of William. I am a magician and the gentleman that was awarded to $16 a week. Williams has been a professional electric bass player in New Orleans for 30 years. He qualified for the $600 pandemic employment benefits that expired July 31st But his low state unemployment benefit means it's unlikely that he will receive any additional assistance unless Congress passes another relief bill. John Mueller is executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, an organization that advocates for low and moderate income families, he says Williams is not alone. The people who were working in restaurants Making existing on tips, maybe working and the gig economy who really have had no way to make a living since the tourist industry that drove so much of South Louisiana's economy collapsed. Are not going to get anything from this. Williams says He has someone who's contributed to Louisiana's culture and economy for decades..

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