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Coronavirus in India: TikTok, Facebook asked to remove users spreading misinformation

New Delhi: India has asked Facebook and TikTok to remove users found to be spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

According to Reuters news agency, the orders were issued over the concern about videos intended to mislead Muslims.

Reuters reported that the move follows a report by an Indian digital analytics firm Voyager Infosec which identified a pattern of targeted disinformation in many social media videos that appeared to be aimed at Muslims, with some using religious beliefs to justifying defiance of health advisories over the virus.

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