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Centre seeks tougher action from Google, Facebook, Twitter on fake news 

Deccan Herald | 02/02/2022 05:07 PM | Click to read full article

Indian officials have held heated discussions with Google, Twitter, and Facebook for not proactively removing what they described as fake news on their platforms.  

Officials from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) strongly criticized the companies and said their inaction on fake news was forcing the Indian government to order content takedowns, which in turn drew international criticism that authorities were suppressing free expression.