Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California.
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Facebook manager Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said that the US's weak response to the Russian election interference in 2016 has resulted in similar activity from several national states such as Iran.
"The signal sent to the world was that" O.K. We're open to business, "said Zuckerberg at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado." Countries can try to do this, and our companies will try their best to limit it, but it's basically not a major US government move. "
Facebook prohibits the coordinated use of a network of accounts to disseminate misinformation about their services, or what the company refers to as" coordinated authentic behavior. "
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Following the 2016 election, the Obama administration in December 2016 sent 35 Russian intelligence operations from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russian intelligence services in retaliation, President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2018 and then told reporters: "He says it's not Russia. I will tell you this, I see no reason why it would be. "
Here is Zuckerberg's comment in its entirety:
As a private company, we do not have the tools to get the Russian government to stop. We can defend as well as possible, but our government is the one who has the tools to seek pressure on Russia, not us.
One of the mistakes I worry about is that after 2016 when the government did not take any form of counteracting. The signal sent to the world was that "O.K. We are open to business." Countries can try to do this, and our companies will do their best to try to limit it, but it is basically not a major use by the US government.
Since then, we have seen increased activity from Iran and other countries, and we are very committed to looking up the defense. The amount we spend on security and security now as a company is billions of dollars a year. It is bigger than the entire income of our company was when we went public earlier this decade.
We've hit massive on the security side, but there is very little that we can do alone to change the grants to the nation states to act. It is something that is slightly above our grade.
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