March 14, 2022

Facebook Allows Reliance Jio’s Firm to Promote Divisive Surrogate Ads Favouring BJP


The Jio-funded company, NEWJ, placed advertisements disguised as news. The advertisements triggered anti-Muslim sentiments, attacked BJP’s opponents and critics through distorted information and eulogised Modi government. Though it is illegal to publish such surrogate ads under Indian laws, loopholes in how the Election Commission applies the law give social media platforms a free pass.

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