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India: Facebook is fighting against fake news


With an abundance of hate speech, trolling, and attacks on minorities and women, Indian Twitter is a polarized and dark place. WhatsApp, Facebook’s own messaging service, remains the largest provider of fake news and hoaxes in its largest market. Google-owned YouTube is home to a lot of fake news and controversial content, but it does not attract the same amount of attention. For example, the site had up to 12 hours of live video fueling conspiracy theories about the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year. (Police later ruled that Rajput died by suicide.)


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