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Polls midway, social media still fighting fake news

Updated : April 29, 2019 07:32 AM IST

Social media "warriors" are busy propagating "reworked" and "reoriented" content related to political news, government scams, historical myths, patriotism and nationalism on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. 
Social media platforms, however, say they are proactively disabling bots and fake accounts being used for political interference in India.
Twitter has announced a new tool within the platform to make it easier for users to report attempts to interfere in the general elections in India through spread of misleading information about voting.
Polls midway, social media still fighting fake news

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