‘Facebook gearing for post-poll unrest in US’ – world news


Facebook is preparing for imaginable unrest after polls near on the November 3 presidential elections, with its internal tools used for “at-risk” countries likely to be deployed for america, The Wall Road Publication reported.

The measures include slowing the spread of viral satisfied and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts, WSJ quoted people familiar with the developments as saying.

These tools were used previously for Sri Lanka and Myanmar and are a part of a larger tool kit developed by Facebook to prepare for america election, it said.

“We’ve spent years building for safer, more safe elections,” Facebook spokesman Andy Stone used to be quoted as saying. “We’ve applied lessons from preceding elections, hired experts, and built new teams with experience across different areas to prepare for more than a few scenarios.”

The tools will be deployed only in dire circumstances such as election-related violence.

The likely steps include tweaking the news feed to change what types of satisfied users see, the outline said.

Russia dismisses Biden’s talk of it being a ‘threat’

The Kremlin said on Monday that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s assessment of Russia as the biggest threat to US national security used to be unsuitable and encouraged hatred of Russia.

“We absolutely do not agree,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a convention call, when asked to remark on Biden’s assessment. “We will be able to only remorse that absolute hatred of the Russian Federation is spread in this way.”

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he saw nothing crook in Hunter Biden’s past commerce ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump’s attack lines in the presidential election. He used to be responding to comments made by Trump all the way through televised debates. Trump has used the debates to make accusations that Biden and his son Hunter busy in unethical practices in Ukraine.

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