Mark Zuckerberg’s intense focus on the metaverse has replaced securing elections as the Meta CEO’s top concern, four Meta employees with knowledge of the situation told The New York Times. From a report: Zuckerberg has been public with his desire to transform Meta — formerly known as Facebook — into a metaverse company, ploughing billions of dollars into developing metaverse technology. The New York Times reports Meta’s core election team has shrunk significantly since 2020. With the US midterms approaching, a reduced election team at Meta could mean less enforcement against misinformation. Whereas it used to comprise over 300 people, now 60 people spend their time focused on election security and some additional employees divide their time between elections and other projects, sources told The Times. Read more of this story at Slashdot.