Before the elections to the Bundestag, the social network Facebook has removed tens of thousands of fake accounts, stated in the blog the Vice-President of public relations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Richard Allan.
According to him, Facebook has created a section in which the parties could present their positions on key issues.
«If a user in their news feed clicked on the link on the elections, the social network asked him to read the views of various German parties on this subject,» said Allan.
He added that Facebook worked closely with the German authorities, in particular with the Federal office for information security of Germany (BSI). The company has organized trainings for members of Parliament and participate in the elections of politicians on security issues on the Internet.
«The researchers came to the conclusion that the number of fake news was small. We learned a lot and will use the experience gained in the next election,» he said.
24 September in Germany, passed a vote in the elections to the Bundestag. In total in elections have taken part 42 of the party. According to the results of the elections to the Bundestag six of them. Won the block of the Christian democratic parties CDU/CSU headed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
On 6 September, the Director of security Facebook Alex Stamos said that almost two years Facebook accounts from Russia were bought and distributed in the social network political advertising. Subsequently, Facebook blocked all these pages, as the social network banned the fake account.
Stamos noted that the majority of these ads do not relate to the topic of the US presidential election or specific candidates. However, these accounts have spread provocative messages involving themes of LGBT, immigration, the right to arms.
The founder of Facebook mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will give to Congress information about the purchase of advertising accounts associated with Russia.
In Facebook said that before the elections in the Bundestag has removed tens of thousands of fake accounts 29.09.2017