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The group includes all the major social media sites.
Major technology firms and social media giants are meeting today to discuss their plans to battle the spread of misinformation ahead of the midterm elections later this year, according to a new report.
The meeting comes as tech giants have faced scrutiny after Russia allegedly used social media to spread misinformation online during the 2016 presidential election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s team indicted numerous Russian nationals for their role in spreading fake news and disinformation online during the election in February.
Last year, Twitter, Facebook, and Google all testified before Congress about Russia’s alleged election interference.
Since then, social media sites have said they have taken down several pages that they believed were nefarious in nature. Last month Facebook announced it suspended several “inauthentic” accounts it believed was spreading politically-driven content.
Earlier this week Microsoft said it found six websites that were fake U.S. political sites, which aimed to steal information from visitors.
An email obtained by the news outlet shows the companies will discuss how they are working to counter similar campaigns in the future, problems each company is facing, and whether or not they should have similar meetings in the future.
You can read all of BuzzFeed News’s report here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).