Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:35 AM ET

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National Audio 7:35 AM ET

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NAT055 - (US-Facebook-Election War Room) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MENLO PARK, Calif. x-16s. Facebook is showing off its new "war room" -- a centre for combating fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. It's the social network's latest public signal that it takes election interference seriously ahead of the U-S midterms. Samidh Chakrabarti (sah-MEED chak-rah-BAR-tee) is leading Facebook's election integrity effort and says the War Room brings together experts from across the company. ("..political dialogue.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Critics fear the war room is more of a publicity stunt than an effective solution.

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NAT056 - (US-Facebook-Election War Room) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MENLO PARK, Calif. x-10s. Facebook is showing off its new "war room" -- a centre for combating fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. It's the social network's latest public signal that it takes election interference seriously ahead of the U-S midterms. Samidh Chakrabarti (sah-MEED chak-rah-BAR-tee) is leading Facebook's election integrity effort. ("..election security.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: More than 20 different teams now coordinate the efforts of more than 20-thousand people devoted to blocking fake accounts, fictional news and stopping other abuses on Facebook.

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NAT057 - (US-Facebook-Election War Room) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) MENLO PARK, Calif. x-08s. Facebook is showing off its new "war room" -- a centre for combating fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. It's the social network's latest public signal that it takes election interference seriously ahead of the U-S midterms. Facebook's head of cyber-security policy Nathaniel Gleicher says information operations that the War Room tracks take place year-round and are not just tied to elections. ("..and international. …

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