This story is part of , CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.
Tech giants in the US are continuing to meet regularly to work together on protecting their platforms ahead of the Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Microsoft, Verizon, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Wikimedia Foundation said they’re countering information operations on their platforms in the lead up to the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and the Republican National Convention (RNC).. In a joint statement released Wednesday,
“We discussed preparations for the upcoming conventions and scenario planning related to election results,” the tech giants said in a joint statement. “We will continue to stay vigilant on these issues and meet regularly ahead of the November election.”
The DNC will take place next week, from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, while the RNC is scheduled for the week after, between Aug. 24 and 27.
Tech companies and social media platforms have been working to curb the spread of misinformation during the lead up to the 2020 election, including by tracking and exposing disinformation, , , unearthing deepfakes and . Some are also on Nov. 3., flagging ,