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Episode 1638 November 15, 2021

How Facebook did little about fake news and hate speech in India

Last month, a former Facebook employee named Frances Haugen leaked thousands of internal memos of the company. These memos show that Facebook knew that problems of misinformation, hate speech, and targeting of minorities are rampant on its platform, but did very little to address them.

And this was also true specifically for its India operations. Now, a consortium of global news organisations, including The Indian Express, have been reviewing these leaked documents. In this episode, Aashish Aaryan, who is part of the team examining them, joins us to talk about what these memos reveal.


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How Facebook did little about fake news and hate speech in IndiaLast month, a former Facebook employee named Frances Haugen leaked thousands of internal memos of the company. These memos show that Facebook knew that problems of misinformation, hate speech, and targeting of minorities are rampant on its platform, but did very little to address them. And this was also true specifically for its India operations. Now, a consortium of global news organisations, including The Indian Express, have been reviewing these leaked documents. In this episode, Aashish Aaryan, who is part of the team examining them, joins us to talk about what these memos reveal. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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