This story is part of , CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.
Facebook is getting ready for a presumably chaotic presidential election within the US. In an interview with the Financial Times revealed Tuesday, Fb’s head of world affairs, Nick Clegg, stated the social community has some “break-glass choices” accessible if the November election leads to an “extraordinarily chaotic and, worse nonetheless, violent set of circumstances.”
Clegg reportedly declined to element precisely what steps Fb could be keen to absorb the US, however he stated the social community has beforehand taken “distinctive measures” to limit content material in conditions of civil instability world wide.
Fb has reportedly been working for months onby way of content material on the social community. Fb has explored about 70 totally different election situations, the Monetary Instances reported, citing an unnamed supply. The corporate has additionally ready a digital conflict room that’ll monitor for suspicious exercise and replace its with verified outcomes, Clegg instructed the Monetary Instances.
Fb has already taken steps to fight the unfold of misinformation in regards to the election. It has beenand has been directing customers to an internet heart that features voting info from authoritative sources. The social community says it is going to additionally within the week earlier than the Nov. three election.