India to Require Facebook and Twitter Rely on Gov’t Fact Checking

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India amended its IT law on Thursday to prohibit Facebook, Twitter and other social media firms from publishing, hosting or sharing false or misleading information about “any business” of the government and said the firms will be required to rely on New Delhi’s own fact-check unit to determine the authenticity of any claim in a blow to many American giants that identify the South Asian market as their largest by users.

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