Election Commission's Crackdown Against Fake News

PUBLISHED ON: March 19, 2019 | Duration: 19 min, 25 sec

  
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Today, the Election Committee met the representatives of seven major social media platforms. Each of the seven platforms were given seven minutes to make a presentation to the Election Commission. This is the poll panel's latest move to fight fake news. A major focus was also on the 48-hour silence period and how the Election Commission would be able to view as spending by political players. Tonight on India vs Fake News, we discuss whether it is possible for the Election Commission to effectively fight against Fake News. Will the mechanism be enough to nip misinformation in the bud? How much monitoring can really curb fake news from spreading?
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