Organization of American States [OAS] and Facebook to Cooperate on Electoral Integrity, Human Rights and Economic Recovery, among other areas

Integrity – Elections, Human Rights, Economic Recovery

Organization of American States [OAS] and Facebook to Cooperate on Electoral Integrity, Human Rights and Economic Recovery, among other areas
March 22, 2021
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Facebook signed a cooperation agreement to work on initiatives in several areas, including electoral integrity, human rights and economic development in the Americas…

The agreement provides for the development and implementation of joint research projects, training programs, and dissemination of studies in areas of mutual interest. The joint initiative seeks to continue improving responses to issues such as disinformation, electoral integrity, freedom of expression or the protection of human rights defenders, in pursuit of having an increasingly plural online and offline debate….

Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs and Communication Nick Clegg added that the company has created teams and systems to protect the integrity of elections on its platforms at key moments for democracy. Since 2017, he said, Facebook has worked on more than 200 elections around the world, many of them in Latin America…