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Meta’s Plan to Combat Misinformation in 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

With the Lok Sabha elections approaching in India, Meta unveils its strategy to tackle the growing threat of AI-generated fake content that could influence the electoral process. In response to concerns raised by the Election Commission of India regarding the spread of misinformation, Meta announces its comprehensive plan to safeguard the integrity of the elections.

Elections Operations Centre

  • Meta will establish an India-specific Elections Operations Centre staffed by experts.
  • Experts will monitor and identify potential threats of AI-generated fake or manipulated content.
  • Specific measures will be implemented across Meta’s platforms (Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram) to prevent the spread of such content.

Expanding Third-Party Fact-Checkers

  • Meta is expanding its network of third-party fact-checkers in India.
  • Investment in consumer awareness initiatives to help people identify misinformation.
  • Currently, Meta has 11 fact-check partners covering 15 languages across the country.

Enhanced Collaboration with Election Commission

  • Meta reaffirms its commitment to the Voluntary Code of Ethics with the Election Commission of India.
  • High-priority channel established for the Election Commission to flag unlawful content.
  • Continued engagement with the Commission to address concerns regarding misinformation.

Technological Solutions

  • Dedication to the responsible use of technologies like GenAI.
  • Collaboration with industry stakeholders to establish technical standards for AI detection.
  • Commitment to combat the spread of deceptive AI content through initiatives like the Tech Accord.

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