Facebook says it is limiting false stories for India elections
Posted On : Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:08 PM
Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday. Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations, through the campaign and voting, with polling scheduled to take place in stages from April 11 to May 19. Calling the Indian elections a "top priority," Samidh Chakrabarti, director of Facebook's Product Management for Civic Integrity division, said the company has put in a "tremendous amount of efforts over the last two years" to prepare for the polls.