Meta unveiled its plan to monitor content related to the midterm election, and it is largely similar to the protocols the social media giant used in the 2020 election.

Meanwhile, Amazon employees at a warehouse in California walked out on Monday. They are demanding higher wages and better working conditions.

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Meta uses 2020 playbook for midterms

According to Tuesday’s blog post, Facebook’s parent company Meta pledged to remove misinformation about voting and invest an additional $5 million in fact-checking ahead of the midterm election.

Most of Meta’s plans for mid-term related content use the playbook the company implemented in 2020.

The social media giant will continue its policy of removing posts with false information about dates, locations, times and methods of voting, as well as claims about who can vote and whether votes will be counted and voting. There will be calls for violence related to it, wrote Nick Clegg, meta president of global affairs.

Clegg said Meta is ready to respond again by labeling the post “to respond to content discussing the integrity of the election” and directing users to its Voting Information Center, which contains information about elections and local elections. And there is a facility to send alerts to the state officials.

In 2020, Facebook began applying labels with information about voting for all presidential and congressional candidates, even if they contained misinformation.

Amazon Employees Walk Out

One hundred and sixty Amazon employees walked out of a San Bernardino, Calif., warehouse on Monday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions.

The facility, referred to as KSBD, is one of Amazon’s largest facilities on the West Coast and one of the largest in the U.S. It is one of only three “air hubs”.

The company uses the facility to transport packages to its warehouses across the country.

“We are organizing for $5 pay increases, safer working conditions and an end to retaliation at the KSBD warehouse,” inland empire Amazon Workers United said Monday, ignoring their repeated demands for changes to the facility. has given.

Amazon’s response: Full-time workers at a San Bernardino facility can earn up to $19.25 an hour and receive industry-leading benefits such as health care and 20 weeks of paid parental leave, said Amazon spokesman Paul Flanningen.

The company also contested union figures on how many workers took part in the walkout, saying 74 of the 1,500 workers at the facility took part.

tiktok pushes back

TikTok emphasized the claims made by a top House official last week regarding security concerns related to the social media platform.

The company sent a letter Thursday to the House’s chief administrative officer, Katherine Sjpindor, which was obtained by Politico. The company wrote that its “TikTok cyber advisory” contained false information and needed to be rescinded. The advisor warned lawmakers about the security risks with the platform.

When asked for confirmation, a TikTok spokesperson said that the letter published by the outlet “appears to be authentic.”

Szpindor’s office said in the memo that the office considers TikTok as a high risk because it “excessively permits” people to use the app due to a lack of transparency about how it protects user data. There are potential security risks associated with the requirement and its use.

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