A report from Markets Insider claimed that the social media giant Facebook (FB) has made new additions on security tools to protect the political campaigns in general. Political campaigns are more likely crucial most of the time which gets every political candidate alongside campaign staffs into danger with threats and menace underway.
However, aside from the actual threats, menace, and radically increasing danger in the middle of the whole duration of the political campaign period, one of the biggest threats are from hackers and foreign rivals.
The recent tool to be added in the Facebook security system will go through the other selections happening in the United States and across the world. In comparison to other social media platforms, Facebook is believed to more prone to hackers, fraudulent activities, all means of stealing data, and the likes.
As per the datum posted in Statista for the second quarter of 2018, there have been 2.23 billion active users every month – this number clearly entails why Facebook is one biggest catch for hackers. With the billions of active user logging onto their social media sites, it will probably take another hacker to fight the fellow hacker.
Facebook Inc took the quick initiative to tighten its security scheme, even more knowing that the numbers of users have been in radical growth nonstop from time to time. The fact that even ordinary Facebook user’s accounts get hacked, what more danger can it bring for politicians during the entire duration of the campaign.
It was previously noted that Facebook has also invested for a new technology which would be mainly responsible for keeping the bad guys away from messing up and destroying the election.
Protecting the candidates running for election is not just for the candidates and their teams to be safe, but this also clearly maximizes the chances of keeping a safe and sound election process for the entirety.
The impending pilot program is said to expand security protections for Facebook users who are participating in the US political campaigns before the 2018 midterm elections. Possible targets of beneficiaries include candidates running for federal offices, and their staff and reps.
To apply and enroll to the new pilot program, a representative must apply at politics.fb.com/campaignsecurity. Following the sign up, officials and their staff members will immediately get the “strongest account security protections” which will protect and secure their accounts for possible hacking threats.
As per Facebook’s recently released statement, the social media giant explained that they are “working to bolster” their defenses to help political candidates be well-protected during the election period and that they do not need to further maximize their means of protecting themselves from possible threats and hacks.
The company added that as the company finds abuse and more suspicious activities using Facebook, they will work hard to disseminate important information and updates, thus, they will be working closely with the authorities to tighten security and protect the entirety from hackers.