Facebook has increased its focus on local news in the past year after starting off 2018 with the announcement that it was generally de-emphasizing news stories and videos in people's feeds on the social network in favor of posts from their friends.
As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda. Buying Facebook ads can widen the audience for such material, but some of those influence efforts may violate election rules and the company's policies.
While the company insists it does not proactively block “locally illegal” content for viewers from specific countries unless their legal team deems a local agency request as “valid”, these unreported India-specific guidelines show how the company still directs its moderators to flag such content for further review.
Bijnor, Jan 12 (ANI): A woman in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh has been arrested on charges of attempt to murder after a shocking video uploaded by a social activist went viral on Monday, which showed her brutally beating up and torturing her elderly mother-in-law. The video, captured on January 5, shows Sangeeta, brutally assaulting 70-year-old Rajrani Jain, with a brick and trying to strangle her with a rope. Sangeeta's husband Sandip Kumar Jain informed that he installed CCTV camera in their home to catch her red-handed as she had been assaulting his parents for quite some time. In the Facebook post, Kundan Srivastava described Sangeeta as a "cruel woman" who filed false dowry harassment and marital rape cases against Sandeep.