Facebook to flag false information ahead of elections

Date Published: March 28, 2019 Last Updated: March 28, 2019

Facebook is taking steps to check the spread of false information ahead of India's general elections, company officials have claimed. With polling scheduled to take place in phases between April 11 and May 19, Facebook has listed down a number of measures which ranged from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organisations through camping and voting. The Election Commission of India is reifying assurance of its users by rein in social media platforms like Twitter and

  • Facebook is tying up with fact checkers and media organisations to flag false information and help reduce its spread.