Facebook is taking steps to curb hate speech as Indian states go to elections

Facebook announced it is working on combating hate speech and misinformation in India as four big states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and union territory Puducherry started their multi-phase elections. Facebook states that ‘to decrease the risk of problematic content going viral in these states and potentially inciting violence ahead of or during the election, we will significantly reduce the distribution of content that our proactive detection technology identifies as likely hate speech or violence and incitement’.