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Facebook says it removes nearly 1 million accounts every day, ahead of polls

‘Blocking 1 mn accounts daily’

Facebook on Monday said it has been blocking or removing nearly one million accounts daily using artificial intelligence and machine learning, ahead of the Lok Sabha election. “For a year and a half, we’ve been working to bring a comprehensive and strategic approach to our work on the Indian elections,” Ajit Mohan, Facebook managing director and vice-president for India, said in a blog post. He added that Facebook was “absolutely committed” in maintaining the integrity of the election and would help to ensure that it is fair and free from interference, both foreign and domestic.