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Lok Sabha Elections: Twitter plans to liaise with EC, boost hiring in India

India has stepped up scrutiny of social media firms to curb the propagation of so-called fake news

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Twitter Inc plans to boost hiring in India and appoint an officer to liaise with the Election Commission (EC), a senior executive said on Tuesday, responding to concerns about political misuse of social media ahead of this year’s general elections.

Speaking a day after an Indian parliamentary committee told the company to engage more with the Election Commission to help ensure a free and fair vote, Twitter’s global head of public policy, Colin Crowell, told Reuters the election was a top priority for the company.

Crowell said he had told the panel that “we will certainly have a process and mechanism in

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 9:01 AM IST

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