"Of the above, 6,431 pieces of content were taken down which were sharing content marked as factually inaccurate by a third-party fact-checking agency, NewsChecker.in," it pointed out. Some of these posts included factually inaccurate statements with regard to the national elections, shared content with an intent to cause public disorder that was meant to create a frenzy amongst various political party supporters and or the general public, ShareChat said. The Bengaluru-based company also noted that a total of 54,404 accounts have been removed, which is the "largest" till date.
As part of this, ShareChat conducted a training session for ECI appointed nodal officers in Delhi. The training included methods through which the ECI could report potentially unlawful content for expeditious redressal. "...we are focused towards ensuring that our platform is not misused by bad actors. We have invested resources to ensure our AI tools as well human reviewers are well trained in order to effectively detect and stall harmful behaviour on our platform," ShareChat Head of Policy Berges Y Malu said. ShareChat's platform is available in 14 Indian language options. Founded by three IIT-Kanpur graduates, the company is valued at nearly USD 500 million.
(With inputs from agencies.)