Facebook approaches major cybersecurity firms, acquisition goals in mind

Facebook has promised rapid internal changes in the way our data, security, and privacy is managed in the wake of a massive data breach — but this may not be the only step the company plans to take.

Evidence has been gathered which demonstrates that Russian operatives covertly used the social network to spread fake news and interfere with the 2016 US election, and now Facebook has discovered similar tactics being used in an attempt to sway midterm elections.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hauled in front of the Senate this year to explain himself over the Cambridge Analytica scandalin which the information of 87 million users was “improperly shared” to profile voters, which further opened our eyes to the tactics being employed to abuse the platform.

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Source: ZDNet