As Facebook faces scrutiny at home in the United States over its handling of user data, it’s looking to step up its efforts to combat fake news abroad. After a well-publicized attempt in 2017 to fight the spread of erroneous information in Germany ahead of the European nation’s elections, Facebook is looking to do the same thing in India. Last week the social network announced the launch of a dedicated fact-checking program in the Asian nation, and its pilot program will begin operations in the state of Karnataka.
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