Facebook Partners With The Atlantic Council

Facebook Policy Decisions Government

The Atlantic Council is a US “think tank” based in Washington, DC. The council’s funding members make up a laundry list of over 60 top multinational corporations and government-related parties, including banks (such as JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America), oil corporations (such as BP America and ExxonMobil), technology corporations (such as Amazon Web Services and Twitter), military contractors (such as Raytheon and Lockheed Martin), and many, many others.

Katie Harbath, Facebook’s Global Politics and Government Outreach Director, announced in a blot post how Facebook and The Atlantic Council would be using each other to monitor particular geographic areas for misinformation and foreign interference (which isn’t a giant contradiction at all, foreignly interfering to combat foreign interference):

Facebook will also use the Atlantic Council’s Digital Research Unit Monitoring Missions during elections and other highly sensitive moments. This will allow us to focus on a particular geographic area — monitoring for misinformation and foreign interference and also working to help educate citizens as well as civil society.

According to Project Censored, this was the #2 most censored story of 2018 - 2019.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. about.fb.com/news/2018/05/announcing-new-election-partnership-with-the-atlantic-council/
  2. twitter.com/Facebook/status/997107024558264320
  3. projectcensored.org/2-think-tank-partnerships-establish-facebook-as-tool-of-us-foreign-policy