To ensure a transparent election procedure here in India,Facebook is planning to monitor the election from its Singapore hub.
The prevailing speculations about the facebook is pushing them to ensure privacy securities and defending the foreign involvement in the elections.
According to a report in Quartz on Tuesday, the social media giant will work to monitor threats to the upcoming India elections from an operations centre in Singapore. “The Singapore office will be a hub for the team managing threats to the Indian election,” a senior employee of Facebook India was quoted.
“We will create a publicly searchable library of these ads for up to seven years. The library will include information on the range of the ads’ budget number of people they reached and demographics of who saw the ad, including age, gender and location,” Samidh Chakrabarti, Director of Product Managent said.
The company said it will continue to expand its third-party fact-checking programme which covers content in 16 languages.
“We have rolled out the abilities for fact-checkers to review photos and videos in addition to article links, because we know multimedia-based misinformation is making up a greater share of false news.