Facebook Partners With the Atlantic Council To Stop Election Meddling

Facebook has announced it will work with the Atlantic Council and its Digital Forensic Research Lab as part of its effort to stop election meddling. On a post on Facebook, Katie Harbath, Global Politics and Government Outreach Director told us a little bit more about the partnership: Facebook is investing heavily to prevent our service from being abused during elections. We’re doubling the number of people who work on safety and security and using technology like artificial intelligence to more effectively block fake accounts – the source of many bad…

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Oxfam Chief Executive to step down

Oxfam Great Britain has today announced that Mark Goldring will stand down as Chief Executive at the end of this year. Goldring rejoined Oxfam in 2013, having previously worked for the organisation in the 1990s as Bangladesh country director. In 2016, he oversaw the biggest annual humanitarian response in its history, encompassing the refugee crisis as well as conflicts including Yemen, Syria and South Sudan. During his five years in post he has also overseen the growth of Oxfam’s work tackling poverty and its root causes and ensured Oxfam improved…

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