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Content violating poll code will be removed in 3 hours: Social media companies

Representational photo. NEW DELHI: Social media firms, including Facebook , Google and Twitter , have committed to a three-hour time limit to comply with legal requests and orders of the Election Commission for taking down content in violation of 48-hour ‘silence period’ during the upcoming Lok Sabha election. According to a “voluntary code of ethics for general elections 2019” agreed to between the EC on one hand and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and social media intermediaries including Facebook, WhatsApp , Twitter, Google, ShareChat, Tiktok etc, on the other, the latter will have a notification mechanism by […]

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