As Indian election looms, Facebook steps up fact-checks

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is expanding its fact-checking network in India to curb the spread of misinformation as the world’s largest democracy prepares for a general election that must be held by May, the U.S.-based social media giant said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration “We are committed to fighting the spread of false news on Facebook, especially ahead of the 2019 General Election campaign season,” Manish…

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