By continuing to use the site or forum, you agree to the use of cookies, find out more by reading our GDPR policy

Representatives from top tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, met at Facebook’s headquarters on Wednesday with government officials to discuss security ahead of the 2020 election, according to a recent report. According to Reuters, Facebook said the companies and government agencies were working together to develop strategies to block previous weaknesses and avoid future threats with the first primary just five months away. The meeting at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, offices involved officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Bloomberg first reported. Richard Salgado, Google's Director of Law Enforcement and Information Security, told FOX Business that collaboration with law enforcement and other tech companies is key to protect election integrity in the U.S. "At Google, we've invested in robust systems to detect phishing and hacking attempts, identify foreign interference on our platforms, and protect campaigns from digital attacks. But technology is only part of the solution," Salgado told FOX Business in an emailed statement. An anonymous source told Bloomberg about the private, full day of meetings focused on how tech companies are preparing security measures ahead of the 2020 election to prevent against similar disinformation campaigns that were led by Russians organized during the 2016 election cycle. The companies also discussed how they would work with government agencies to keep their sites secure. Representatives from Microsoft and Twitter confirmed to FOX Business that the companies both participated in the talks. The Twitter spokesperson also said the company is “committed to doing our part,” in regard to maintaining the integrity of its site during the 2020 presidential election. For more turn to OUR FORUM.

 

GTranslate