CAN’T ‘SELF-CENSOR’ POLITICAL ADS, SAYS FACEBOOK EVEN AS GOOGLE, TWITTER AIM FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY AHEAD OF LS POLLS

February 5, 2019

The use of social media platforms has exponentially increased in India, and close on the heels of its merits of convenience and connectivity are the dangers of misinformation and fake news. Over the past few years, there have been increasing incidents of lynchings based on rumours circulated on social media, and internet is often suspended in potentially violent politically and socially sensitive situations.

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