SINGAPORE (Jan 29): Facebook says it plans to set up two new regional operations centres, focused on election integrity, at its offices in Singapore and Dublin to allow its global teams to better work across regions in the run-up to global elections in 2019.

In a Jan 28 Facebook Newsroom post, the tech giant says it expects the new centres to further strengthen the co-ordination and response time between staff in Menlo Park and the US as they “add a layer of defense against fake news, hate speech and voter suppression”.

These teams will also work cross-functionally with the company’s threat intelligence, data science, engineering, research, community operations, legal and other teams.

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