Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says his company is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and claims to have recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries. Photo: AFP

Facebook builds ‘war room’ to combat election meddling on social media

Teams at the internet giant are honing responses to a potential flood of fake news and scams to trick voters

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says his company is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and claims to have recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries. Photo: AFP
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