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Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved 

 

 

Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), for months after being alerted to the problem.

 

The company was preparing to remove the fake accounts but paused when it found evidence that the politician was probably directly involved in the network, internal documents seen by the Guardian show.

 

The company’s decision not to take timely action against the network, which it had already determined violated its policies, is just the latest example of Facebook holding the powerful to lower standards than it does regular users….

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/apr/15/facebook-india-bjp-fake-accounts