WhatsApp has a powerful audience in India. Sometimes even too powerful.
Last year, a stream of lynching’s caused by viral false reports about his service put the company at the center of disinformation scandals in a country where it has more than 200 million users.
Now he is preparing for the upcoming national elections in India, the largest in the world.
Messenger uses artificial intelligence to clean up its platform before elections, in which more than 800 million locals have the right to vote. He also warns Indian political parties about the spread of politically motivated spam messages.
Automated application systems have helped block more than 6 million accounts worldwide over the past three months. Systems track and note suspicious behavior, for example, mass registration of similar accounts and users who send many messages in a short period of time.
The company also warned Indian political parties that their accounts may be blocked if they try to use the platform during the campaign.