Facebook, “seeking to calm escalating concerns about leaks of user data and election meddling on its social network, said it has started fact-checking photos and videos, part of an update of efforts to increase election security,” reports Ad Age.

Ad Age added, “In a blog post, the company outlined its priorities for combating election meddling and initiatives to “protect and promote civic engagement on Facebook.” The four main areas the company is working on are combating foreign interference; removing fake accounts; increasing ad transparency; and reducing the spread of fake news, according to the post, which included a transcript of executives’ remarks to the press.”

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