Facebook has been better prepared to identify and delete misinformation in elections around the world since the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told EU lawmakers on Tuesday.
“We were too slow to identify Russian interference on Facebook in the U.S. presidential election at the time,’’ Mr Zuckerberg said.
“I have more confidence that we’re going to get this right going forward because we’ve already done a better job in several important elections since 2016.
“Including the French presidential election, the German elections and the Alabama special election in the U.S. last year.”
He also drew the lawmakers’ attention to the positive role Facebook has played by allowing leaders to connect directly with voters and by helping millions of people register around the world who may otherwise have not gone to the polls.