Facebook to Parliament: Fix Your Own Electoral Laws


“Britain needs to sort out its own electoral laws.”

That was the blunt message from Facebook this week, as it struggled to convince policy makers and pundits that it is doing enough to tackle fake news, misleading campaigning and opaquely funded political adverts.

“We shut down millions of fake accounts every day… We have 35,000 people working on [election] safety and security… every political ad is labelled” said Rebecca Stimson, Facebook’s head of UK public policy on a call.

“We have brought together an Elections Taskforce of people from our teams across the UK, EMEA and the US who are already working

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