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Deep in the bowels of Facebook‘s serpentine campus in Menlo Park, California, is a room about 25 feet square that may have a lot to do with how the world thinks about the company in the coming months. It looks like a Wall Street trading floor, with screens on every wall and every desk. And 20 hours a day—soon to be 24 hours a day—it’s jammed with about two dozen geeks, spooks, hackers, and lawyers trying to spot and quash the next bad thing to happen on the company’s networks.
It’s known appropriately as the War Room, and it was set up just a month ago—in advance of the Brazilian presidential election and US midterm elections—as perhaps Facebook’s most dramatic and visual step to ensure that the fraud and manipulation that was rampant on Facebook’s networks during the 2016 US presidential election don’t recur.