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Meta Vows to Deal With ‘Hate Speech’ in Upcoming Vote on Changing Australia’s Constitution

Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta (formerly Facebook) will provide a “one-off funding boost” to third-party fact-checkers in the lead-up to a national referendum on whether to change the Australian Constitution.
The tech giant will work with RMIT CrossCheck to monitor “misinformation trends” leading up to the contentious Indigenous Voice to Parliament proposal, and will share guidance on “combating false information” with journalists.
At the same time, UNICEF will receive free credit to run advertising on “authoritative information” about the debate.
“Meta has been preparing for this year’s Voice to Parliament referendum for a long time, leaning into expertise from previous elections. We will be using a comprehensive strategy to combat misinformation, voter interference, and other forms of abuse on our platforms,” said Mia Garlick, director of Public Policy for Meta Australia….

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