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Facebook Seeks to Defend Political Candidates From Hacking Threats (Fox News)

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Facebook’s latest effort to fight election meddling is designed to protect US political campaigns and their candidates from suffering an account takeover. On Monday, the company unveiled the new pilot program to help stop hacking threats on legitimate accounts as opposed to merely combating fake accounts from spreading misinformation. “As we have seen in past elections, candidates and elected officials, as well as their staff, can be targeted by hackers and foreign adversaries across platforms, including Facebook,” the company said in the blog post.