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Facebook chief promises action for ‘no meddling in elections’

He however promised that stricter provisions would be introduced to restrict developers' access

Day after Union Minister for Information Technology Ravishankar Prasad warned Facebook and other social media platforms from meddling in Indian elections, the Facebook Inc chief Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook was committed not to interfere in US mid term election or those in India or Brazil.

Zuckerberg said that his company did make mistakes in how it handled data of over 50 million of its users.

He however promised that stricter provisions would be introduced to restrict developers’ access to such information.

Currently, the world’s largest social media network, Facebook is also facing scrutiny from Europe and the United States.

This came up after a whistleblower’s allegations that London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user information to build profiles on American voters which were later used to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump in 2016.

The Facebook chief however did not specify what steps he would take in this direction.

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