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FB has assembled a small army of fact-checkers for Indian polls. Too small

The world's largest democracy represents a key proving ground for Silicon Valley's battered disinformation amplifier

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to dominate the space

One of the operations most vital to Facebook Inc. at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, and in more ways than one. Instead of the sprawling roof gardens and upscale cafes packed with Silicon Valley’s latest health fads, this cramped Mumbai office has worn carpets and fading walls lined with exposed electrical ducts. This is Boom Live, one of seven tiny fact-checking firms at the heart of Facebook’s efforts to rebuild some of its credibility during India’s elections. The world’s largest democracy represents a key proving ...