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#NAMAPolicy: Bots, misinformation and how Twitter tackles them

Mahima Kaul

On 21st February 2018, Medianama held a discussion in Delhi, on Fake News and Online Content Regulation, with support from Facebook. The following are notes from a talk on ‘Bots and misinformation’ by Mahima Kaul, the Public Policy Head of Twitter India. Twitter in many ways has been in the eye of the storm when it comes to fake news. The platform has come out an admitted that bots using it may have played a role in influencing the 2016 US presidential elections. The company has promised and implemented various measures it feels will help fight misinformation on its platform. Mahima Kaul, the Public Policy Head of Twitter speaking at the NAMApolicy event elaborated, "Twitter looks at itself as a platform that's meant to keep people informed about what is happening in the world and what are other people doing. You…

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