We missed this earlier In late July, several core members of the Facebook team came together to speak about Facebook's new and expanded election strategy. The agenda was to be election strategy, political advertising, news feed integrity, controlling the spread of fake news, and quality of news feed and how content rated and distributed. Here are some highlights: –Pages of political candidates now have an 'Issues' tab where users can learn more about the candidate and their views. The platform also provides for comparison of candidates, reminders to vote (cheeky), and so on. –Facebook has partnered with 27 third-party fact-checking partners in 17 countries to root out and/or limit the spread of false news. –Facebook's election integrity team has now amounts to 15,000 people, and will be close to 20,000 by this year (US mid-term elections are in November). The…
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