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Social media platforms removed more than 500 posts, ads with objectionable content: EC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Social networking platforms Twitter, and have removed more than 500 posts, advertisements, accounts and other objectionable content found to be violating the poll code, following directions of the between April 10 and 11, the poll body said Thursday.

"-468 posts were reported and removed. The posts included violations of MCC and voter misinformation. One post from Karnataka, two posts from and the remaining from Telangana. 32 ads active in Telangana were removed. Seven ads and two post are reported, awaiting action," the EC said.

Micro-blogging site has removed two accounts while action on 39 others is awaited.

"One was fake account of UP, the account was deleted. The other account was promoting animosity between communities. The account was suspended. 39 tweets are reported on account of MCC violations," it said, adding that the account of one user from was disabled for spreading content promoting animosity between various communities.

Between March 10 and April 9, the have removed six such contents - two tweets were reported on Twitter, one was creating public mischief and the other was violation of the model code of conduct.

Five violations, all from Karnataka, were reported on during this period and all have been removed.

The first round of polling in the seven-phase Lok Sabha election was held on Thursday.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:45 IST