Reportedly, Facebook’s (FB - Free Report) is putting together a team of specialists to monitor the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India, per the Economic Times.
The main task of the team will be to distinguish between real political news and fake propaganda to prevent any misuse of information on the platform.
The team will comprise security and content specialists responsible for monitoring political content for 2019 elections.
Notably, a dedicated team, which is already in place in the country, will add new recruits, taking the count to 100. The main focus of the team is to monitor political content.
Facebook Heavily Criticized for Security Breach
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal that impacted 87 million subscribers, Facebook came under considerable pressure for compromising the security on its platform.
Following this, the government of India issued notices to Facebook to assess the impact on users in the country. Reportedly, the social media company admitted that around 5.62 lakh users in India were affected.
Moreover, Facebook was recently caught in another security breach, where personal information of more than 50 million users was compromised. This data breach may reportedly lead to a $1.63 billion fine by the European Union (EU).
It is believed that the majority of the accounts affected were from India, where the company has the maximum number of users.
Notably, on Jul 13, India surpassed the United States with the largest Facebook audience. The country has a total of 241 million active users compared with 240 million in the United States, according to The Next Web.
It is very important for Facebook to keep its user data safe, especially in India, which has the largest user base on the social media platform.
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