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Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

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Facebook's internal documents from 2019 revealed by whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in the days leading up to the 2019 general elections in India, the tech giant convinced the Election Commission of India (ECI) to drop its plans of introducing rigid social media regulation. Instead, Facebook reportedly persuaded the supervisory body to agree upon a Voluntary Code of Ethics (VCE), dodging additional legal obligations.