Munsif Vengattil

Staff Writer, The Ken • India Edition

Munsif keeps a tab on all things internet and tech policy. In his previous avatar, he was with Reuters for four years, covering breaking news from the tech industry. He has also spent time reporting on Silicon Valley firms’ presence in India, which included investigative pieces on Facebook’s content moderation operations and WhatsApp’s troubles in the run-up to India’s national elections. If you want to talk to Munsif about journalism, tech policy or his love for seekh kebabs, write to him at his first name @the-ken.com.

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The cracks in ShareChat, Moj’s content moderation machine

Hi Subramanian, The example quoted in the article was never presented as fake news. Nor is that how the directive to moderators was issued. The issue was not fake news but that it was "against Modi". Similarly in the other example, what was clearly meant as a joke was ordered to be removed despite it being par for the course when it comes to political humour these days. The article also isn't about the suppressing of information. It is about how a $2.1 billion-valued company has a content moderation system that is, at best, below industry standards, and at worst, prone to arbitrary and partisan decisions.

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