Tech giants in the US are continuing to meet regularly to work together on protecting their platforms ahead of the. In a joint statement released Wednesday, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Microsoft, Verizon, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Wikimedia Foundation said they’re countering information operations on their platforms in the lead up to the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and the Republican National Convention (RNC).
They met today with US government agencies working to protect the election’s integrity, including from the spread of disinformation and the, like the .
The DNC will take place next week, from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, while the RNC is scheduled for the week after, between Aug. 24 and 27.
Tech companies and social media platforms have been working to curb the spread of misinformation during the lead up to the 2020 election, including by, flagging , tracking and exposing disinformation, , , unearthing deepfakes and . Some are also on Nov. 3.