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Facebook Creates Committee To Help Prevent Election Interference

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Facebook Creates Committee To Help Prevent Election Interference
Facebook is putting together a panel of experts to look at how social media can affect U.S. elections.
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Facebook announced it's creating an election research commission aimed at preventing future election interference on the social media platform.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the independent panel will look at "the effects of social media on elections and democracy." Researchers will study Facebook's role in upcoming elections and make policy recommendations. The commission won't focus on how past races may have been affected. 

This week, Zuckerberg is set to testify before Washington lawmakers about the company's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica user data collection scandal. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.