Facebook said it was taking way to combat hate speech and misinformation in India as the world's biggest republic started its months-long multi-phase choices in four big countries.
"We honor that there are certain types of content, similar as hate speech, that could lead to the imminent, offline detriment, the social networking mammoth said in a blog post dated March 30.
India is Facebook's biggest request by users. Its WhatsApp converse service is among the most popular in the country, counting around 500 million users alone.
Facebook has been under fire encyclopaedically for alleged setbacks in controlling hate speech. In the United States, the social media mammoth put a months-long snap-on political, electoral and social advertisements to crack down on misinformation and abuses around the November 3 presidential choices.
In India, the company's top lobbyist quit last time after a Wall Street Journal report suggested the way the social media network regulated political content in the country favored Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party.
Opposition parties questioned the company's policy following the report, but the Menlo Park, California- grounded company maintained” remains married to be an open and transparent platform."
Choices in the countries of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, and union home Puducherry are a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fashionability amid a raging kick by growers against new agrarian laws that have sparked roar at home and abroad.
"To drop the threat of problematic content going viral in these countries and potentially inciting violence ahead of or during the election, we will significantly reduce the distribution of content that our visionary discovery technology identifies as likely hate speech or violence and incitement, Facebook said.
It has also designed Election Day reminders to give choosers accurate information and encourage them to partake it with musketeers on Facebook and WhatsApp, the company said.