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Facebook says has made headway against abuses ahead of India election

Facebook has said it has made strides in its efforts to prevent online abuses in the Indian national election that starts this week but acknowledged that gaps remain in its "election integrity" efforts.


India election body struggles with scale of fake information

Rumours and fake images abound on social media days before Indians begin to vote in general elections, and some observers say the Election Commission should have been better prepared.


Despite being exposed, fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.


Facebook says it’s limiting false stories for India election

Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said March 25.


Chasing youth vote, Indian parties blitz smartphones with political cartoons

Ganesh Bhalerao is a cartoonist hoping to go viral in the battle to secure Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election when India votes over the next two months.


Indonesia says cyberattacks won’t disrupt elections

Presidential and legislative polls in Indonesia next month are not at risk of disruption from cyberattacks, the head of the election commission said on March 13, even though regular hacking attempts had been detected on the agency's website.


Indonesia says election under attack from Chinese, Russian hackers

Chinese and Russian hackers are attacking Indonesia’s voter data base in a bid to disrupt the country’s upcoming presidential election, according to a senior election commission official.


Indian parliamentary panel asks Facebook to do more to curb fake news: sources

An Indian parliamentary panel on March 6 asked Facebook Inc to do more to tackle so-called fake news on its platforms ahead of a general election due by May, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.


Twitter to liaise with India's election body, boost hiring ahead of polls

Twitter Inc plans to boost hiring in India and appoint an officer to liaise with the Election Commission (EC), a senior executive said on Feb 26, responding to concerns about political misuse of social media ahead of this year's general elections.


Panel seeks more answers from Twitter as India prepares for elections

An Indian parliamentary panel gave Twitter Inc 10 days to file written answers to its questions after meeting on Monday with a senior company officer, part of India's scrutiny of social media content as it prepares for elections this year.