Facebook expanding fact-checking in India before election


FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it is expanding its fact-checking network in India ahead of the country’s general election due by May, taking another step to quell the spread of misinformation in its biggest market by users.

Facebook has added five new partners including the India Today Group, a leading local media house, to its fact-checker network taking the total number of such partners to seven, Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said in a statement.

Facebook Inc last week said it is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s general election.

Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

El último intento baldío del PDeCat de salvar los presupuestos de Sánchez
El hijo de Camilo Sesto pide ayuda a su padre para divorciarse
Reports: Padres, Machado agree to 10-year, $300 million deal
Trump to sign border security bill, declare national emergency: McConnell
May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *