Countering disinformation: what can we learn from the world’s largest democracy?

Conference room B

Modern technologies are continuing to change the daily lives of citizens in India, presenting various opportunities and challenges. Large social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp are making notable changes to their services due to their experience in India. Ensuring transparency of political advertising and introducing new standards for fighting extremist narratives, fake news, and disinformation will also have its effect on India’s General Election in the spring of 2019.