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Ukraine and Facebook discuss security measures during elections

The officials of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine discussed cooperation with Facebook to prevent hostile interfering to the electoral process in Ukraine
16:38, 27 January 2019

Officials discuss cooperation to ensure security during elections
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Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Yuriy Stets, Deputy Minister Dmytro Zolotukhin, and State Secretary of the Ministry Artem Bidenko met with Facebook's Public Policy Director for Central and Eastern Europe Gabriella Cseh and Facebook’s Public Policy Lead for Elections Anika Geisel. The Ministry’s press service reports.

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“We highly value cooperation with Facebook in the field of information security, in particular, verification of the Ukrainian authorities' pages, counteracting fake news and efforts to ensure non-interference in the coming Ukrainian elections, both presidential and parliamentary,” the Minister said.

Gabriella Cseh has pointed out that Facebook is rather serious about violations of community standards and plans to strengthen security measures during the elections.

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Anika Geisel told about one of the functions, which became available for the Ukrainian users the day before election race had started. Now Ukrainians can find out which country its administrator comes from and what active advertising the page is running in the information on the popular page.

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