Facebook teams up with Atlantic Council to fight foreign influence

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Facebook today will announce a partnership with the Atlantic Council aimed at helping deter manipulation of the platform during elections around the world.

Why it matters: About 87% of Facebook’s user base is outside the U.S., so the opportunity for election manipulation around the world is massive. And platform manipulation in those countries can be even harder to manage, because of language and cultural barriers.