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Facebook, Google, Twitter Pledge Vigilance on Disinformation

June 18, 2020, 11:10 PM

Executives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google told U.S. lawmakers they are combating disinformation on a range of subjects including the 2020 election and have taken down videos, posts and messages deemed false and a risk to health and safety.

“Looking ahead to the November election, we are aware that the Covid-19 pandemic, widespread protests and other significant events can provide fodder for nation state sponsored disinformation campaigns,” Richard Salgado, the director of law enforcement and information security at Google, said during a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday.

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