Representatives from numerous social media and tech companies including Twitter, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Snapchat are convening in San Francisco on Friday, August 24th to discuss their strategy for the upcoming midterm elections. Invited by Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity for Facebook, the representatives will assemble at Twitter headquarters for the talks.
According to emails obtained by Buzzfeed, “The meeting, the Facebook official wrote, will have a three-part agenda: each company will present the work they’ve been doing to counter information operations; there will be a discussion period for problems each company faces, and a talk about whether such a meeting should become a regular occurrence.”
These tech companies have come under intense scrutiny for their role in enabling misinformation to play a part in the 2016 election. The meeting comes days after Microsoft discovered and shut down six phishing sites registered by Russian military intelligence.
You can read more about the meeting here.