January 17, 2018

Facebook reacts to pressure on propaganda

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist Nirmal Ghosh

Facebook is launching an investigation into whether Russian propagandists coordinated a disinformation campaign around the 2016 Brexit vote.

In a letter dated Jan 17 to the head of a British parliamentary committee on digital affairs, Facebook's policy director Simon Milner wrote: "We are committed to making all reasonable efforts to establish whether or not there was coordinated activity similar to that which was found in the US."

Facebook plans to launch a "detailed analysis of historical data" which could take some weeks.

Read the full article here.

  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...