Brussels Launches Probe into Meta Platforms

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According to the Financial Times, Brussels plans to launch an investigation into Meta Platforms’ Facebook and Instagram on Monday due to concerns that the company is not adequately addressing disinformation originating from Russia and other nations.

Regulators suspect that Meta’s moderation does not go far enough to stop the widespread dissemination of political advertising that risks undermining the electoral process, the European Commission is expected to say on Monday, according to the report, which cited two people with knowledge of the matter.

The commission, however, is not expected to single out Russia in its statement and will only make reference to the manipulation of information by foreign actors, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

“We have a well-established process for identifying and mitigating risks on our platforms. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with the European Commission and providing them with further details of this work,” a Meta spokesperson said.

 

 

Reuters

 

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