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Facebook removing a million accounts in India every day to combat fake news ahead of elections

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Just days ahead of India's General Elections, in what is the world's largest democratic exercise, Facebook announced that it is putting in concerted efforts to combat misinformation campaigns, abuse, and voter suppression on its platform. The company is using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to take down one million abusive accounts per day. These accounts are related to the spread of fake news and abuse ahead of 17th Lok Sabha polls.

The Mark Zuckerberg-owned company, which has faced much flak for meddling with the electoral process in various countries, announced that it has put in place a slew of measures and directives over the past 18 months to ensure free and fair polls are held in India, devoid of any interference from either Facebook itself or its suite of apps, including........

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