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628 social media posts pulled down on EC’s instructions, 90% of them were on Facebook

477 posts were pulled down for publishing political content between the end of the campaign and polling. Another 37 posts were taken down for violating the MCC.
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How Facebook is fighting fake news in the Lok Sabha elections

The scale of Facebook's response to fake news in India during the general elections doesn't seem enough given the scale of the problem.
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Consolidation of online platforms with the intent of censorship does not always help

Social media companies amassed billions of users by promising space for free expression. But in their effort to offend nobody, they’ve managed to anger everybody. 

Before Facebook, Twitter removed 2,600 anti-India & anti-Modi accounts with ‘Iran links’

“Boycott India”, “Modi is a terrorist”, “Modi is a donkey” — that’s how some of the posts read on these now-removed Iranian accounts.
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This image of religious harmony seems to be a favourite of political parties to misuse

Congress youth wing in Gujarat shared the photoshopped image on Twitter & Facebook on 9 April to bolster party’s secular image. Last year, the offender was SP.
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Facebook ups its game as it struggles to curb spread of false and violent content

Facebook has said one of the measures will be to reduce the reach of Groups that repeatedly share misinformation and make their administrators more accountable. 
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Mark Zuckerberg’s calls for regulation isn’t a bad idea, in fact it’s the way forward

Policymakers should' dismiss Mark Zuckerberg proposal outright; the issues here are important and deserve attention now.
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Latest Facebook data leak exposes dilemma cloud storage services like Amazon face

Amazon is in a sticky situation, for if it starts shutting down access to data breaches, it could open itself to lawsuits and risk broken trust with clients.
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Data of millions of Facebook users shows up on Amazon cloud servers

The discovery shows that a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, companies that control that information haven’t done enough to seal up private data.
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Pakistan-based Facebook pages posed as Kashmiri activists to push anti-India rhetoric

Posted in Urdu and English, the pages boasted a combined total of more than three million followers by the time they were exposed and pulled by Facebook.

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BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.