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As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Zuckerberg has asked for some more time.
Historian Ramachandra Guha, who also spoke, said political democracy does not mean social and cultural democracy
The issue was discussed by a committee of secretaries, which was constituted following the lynching of nearly 40 people in last one-year suspectedly due to the circulation of fake news.
The Facebook-owned platform announced that it would roll out an "About This Account" tool to provide more information, including location, about accounts that reach a large audience.
Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US who developed the system have demonstrated that it is comparable to and sometimes better than humans at correctly identifying fake news stories.
Aiming to put an end to string of fake news, Centre instructed the app to find a solution to trace origin of such messages.
Journalists expressed concern over the setting up of the group, saying it may harass and intimidate scribes and social media users.
The bill was passed in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to silence dissent ahead of a May 9 general election.
The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press with editorials today, and several began appearing online a day earlier.
The latest campaign, being run by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) on a portal -- infosecawareness.in -- is targeted at school children and youth as well as government officials.
Belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to 'fake news', scientists say.
Besides, the government has taken several initiatives for user awareness relating to cyber safety and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issues advisories about cyber safety.
In addition, the instant messasing app also published a new video to educate its users, saying it is expanding its user education campaign on how to spot fake news and hoaxes.
The project is an attempt to support quality journalism in the forum, partnering with news publishing organisations and fact-checking agencies.
Time and time again, Trump denounced the press for underselling his accomplishments and doubting his political rise.