Facebook really, really wants you to know it’s cracking down on attempts to interfere with voting in the 2020 US election. Global affairs VP Nick Clegg told Le Journal du Dimanche in an interview (via The Guardian and AFP) that Facebook had pulled 120,000 posts on its site and Instagram that were intended to “obstruct voting” in the presidential election. The social network also rejected 2.2 million ads that didn’t clear the authorization process, Clegg added.
The executive used the chat as an opportunity to promote the size of Facebook’s team. There are 35,000 people handling security, Clegg said, and partnerships with 70 specialized media outlets involved in fact checking.