Facebook Breaks Silence Over Allegations Of Ignoring BJP Leaders' Hate Speeches
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We prohibit hate speech&content that incites violence&we enforce these policies globally without regard to anyone’s political position/party affiliation. We're making progress on enforcement&conduct regular audits of our process to ensure fairness&accuracy: Facebook spokesperson pic.twitter.com/8zHJhZuXXJ— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2020
The WSJ report alleged that internal Facebook staff concluded that the BJP MP T. Raja Singh should be banned from the platform, but Facebook India's Public Policy Director Ankhi Das told staff members that banning the BJP leader would “damage the company’s business prospects in India”. After the report went viral, Congress asked for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe. It has been claimed that Ankhi Das’s younger sister, Rashmi Das, has been associated with the ABVP, the student wing of the RSS and was elected general secretary in 1996 under the banner of ABVP. There has been a political uproar after the link became known between the Facebook India’s official Ankhi Das and the BJP. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, sharing the WSJ report has said that BJP-RSS control Facebook and WhatsApp in India. They spread fake news and hatred through it and use it to influence the electorate.
BJP leader and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reacted sharply to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet: “Losers who cannot influence people even in their own party keep cribbing that the entire world is controlled by BJP & RSS.” It is believed that the charge on Facebook will not end with just political attacks as it may have to appear before the government to clear its body from the allegations.
भाजपा-RSS भारत में फेसबुक और व्हाट्सएप का नियंत्रण करती हैं।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 16, 2020
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आख़िरकार, अमेरिकी मीडिया ने फेसबुक का सच सामने लाया है। pic.twitter.com/PAT6zRamEb