In a meeting with the parliamentary committee on information technology. Facebook group vice-president for global policy Joel D Kaplan said that the company was some much eager in response to questions on the steps taken by the social media platform to curb fake news, a report in The Economic Times stated.
Facebook’s India managing director Ajit Mohan and India public policy head Ankhi Das were also present at the meeting, as was WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose.
The committee is said to have asked the company and its subsidiaries, WhatsApp and Instagram, to work closely with the Election Commission on issues flagged by it ahead of the general elections in May. The report stated that Facebook executives said that the platform did not “always get it right” on content moderation.
To create more transparency for the elections, the California-headquartered company said it would tighten rules around political advertisements in India. This means that users will see disclaimers such as “published by” and “paid by” in the ads.