Facebook, WhatsApp become fake news factories in India

  • According to social media experts, renaming the Pages or Groups to promote political campaigns and influence voters have become common and the Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven algorithms are not sufficient to handle such a huge volume in a country where has over 30 crore users and another 30 crore monthly.
  • Facebook-owned WhatsApp is another fake news factory where more than 87,000 groups are targeting millions with political messaging.
  • In India, Facebook has hit on several fake Pages and accounts linked to Congress as well as the BJP but the task at hand is humongous.

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