Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 US census

Facebook | December 20, 2019

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 US census
Facebook plans to clamp down on attempts to use its services to interfere with the 2020 U.S. census, including the posting of misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and what happens when people do. Facebook and other social media companies have been trying to tackle misinformation on their services, especially ahead of next year's U.S. presidential elections. They already have similar policies around voter suppression, banning misleading information about when and where to vote, for instance.

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Every day, we are adapting to a world in which virtually everything  from cellphones and cars to washing machines  is increasingly connected. No longer the stuff of science fiction, physical objects are connecting to networks, communicating with devices and sensors, and creating and sharing data to build the “Internet of Things.” What does this mean for the average person? One enduring popular example was the smart fridge: What if your refrigerator could tell you it was out of milk, texting you as soon as its internal cameras saw there was none left, or that the carton was past its expiration date? In reality, the IoT is much more than smart homes and connected appliances.

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Spotlight

Every day, we are adapting to a world in which virtually everything  from cellphones and cars to washing machines  is increasingly connected. No longer the stuff of science fiction, physical objects are connecting to networks, communicating with devices and sensors, and creating and sharing data to build the “Internet of Things.” What does this mean for the average person? One enduring popular example was the smart fridge: What if your refrigerator could tell you it was out of milk, texting you as soon as its internal cameras saw there was none left, or that the carton was past its expiration date? In reality, the IoT is much more than smart homes and connected appliances.