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Facebook, tech firms meet with U.S. intelligence on 2020 election security

September 05, 2019 / Elizabeth Culliford, Soundarya J

U.S. technology companies including Facebook Inc (FB.O), Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) met with U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday to discuss security strategies ahead of the November 2020 election. The companies’ security teams met representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Homeland Security at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. “The purpose was to build on previous discussions and further strengthen strategic collaboration regarding the security of the 2020 U.S. state, federal, and presidential elections,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement. “Specifically, attendees talked about how industry and government could improve how we share information and coordinate our response to better detect and deter threats.” Social media companies are under pressu...