Facebook cybersecurity executive talks election "war room," tactics of bad actors

Facebook is unveiling a new so-called “war room” to help prevent election interference and deal with urgent threats in the upcoming midterms. The social media giant says the war room will streamline decision-making if threats emerge — though “you could never fit all the people who work on security in Facebook in one room,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday.

“We’ve brought together about 20 of the teams across Facebook that are the core of our efforts to detect bad actors,” Gleicher said. “So we have our threat intelligence teams that runs our manual investigations, we have our data science teams that are looking at the big picture and trying to see patterns. And also we work with our outside partners, whether you’re talking about people from government, state elections officials, other companies who might see things, see threats and provide information

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