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Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu presented the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Rajinikanth

Congress for probe into FB’s role in ‘influencing’ polls

The opposition Congress on Monday charged Facebook with “influencing” India’s elections and “undermining” democracy and demanded a joint parliamentary committee probe into it.

“Facebook has reduced itself to a Fakebook,” Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said. He also raised the leak of internal reports of the social media giant on not initiating action against hate speech posts on its platform in India.

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