(BBC) – Facebook has set out extra measures for fighting the spread of disinformation at the next UK election.
These include extending its partnership with fact-checker Full Fact and improving the ad library in which political ads are archived.
In addition, it announced separate plans for the 2020 US Presidential vote, including a way to track how much each candidate spends on Facebook ads.
It also confirmed it continues to be a target for foreign influence campaigns.
The company’s cyber-security chief said his team had just removed four distinct networks of accounts, pages and groups from Facebook and Instagram earlier in the day.
“Three of them originated in Iran, and one in Russia – they targeted a number of different regions including the United States, North Africa and Latin America,” said Nathaniel Gleicher.
“The Russian operation showed some links to the [St Petersburg-based] Internet Research Agency and had the hallmarks of a well resourced operation.
“They took consistent operational security steps to conceal their identity and location, and it appears that this operation was still in the early stages, and was focused on trying to build its audience when we took it down.”