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’Cyber warriors’ sway Indian election

India’s election watchdog says it has forced Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take down hundreds of posts during the country’s election but experts say it is just a drop in an ocean of misinformation that has engulfed voters.


World’s top Internet user taps fake news busters for elections

In the Philippines – where 76 million Internet users stay online the longest in the world – just a handful of people spend a few hours each day to fight fake news about the upcoming midterm elections.


Smartphone-armed Indians fight election offenses and fake news

India’s election watchdog has asked the nation’s 400 million smartphone users to get engaged in the fight against election corruption and fake news as the world’s most populous democracy goes to the polls.


Facebook uses AI to protect users from misinformation during elections

On April 8, the Facebook VP of India published a blog post revealing how the company has been using AI to reduce the spread of misinformation over the past year and a half as Indians prepare for the General Election for the 17th Lok Sabha.


Before India’s elections, voters feed on false information

False news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels before India’s elections begin, and that’s posing a problem for officials trying to combat it.