19 September 2018
YAHOO (AFP) — Facebook on Wednesday said it will have a “war room” up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections.
“We are setting up a war room in Menlo Park for the Brazil and US elections,” Facebook elections and civic engagement director Samidh Chakrabarti said during a conference call.
“It is going to serve as a command center so we can make real-time decisions as needed.”
He declined to say when the “war room” — currently a conference room with a paper sign taped to the door — would be in operation. …
“We’ve found and taken down foreign influence campaigns from Russia and Iran attempting to interfere in the US, UK, Middle East, and elsewhere — as well as groups in Mexico and Brazil that have been active in their own country.” […]