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Facebook (India) rejects bias or inaction on hate campaigns

India Managing Director Ajit Mohan said some officials at FB were employees of an international consultancy firm which had worked with some ministries during the UPA tenure for assessment of government initiatives. 

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Wednesday, Sept-2 2020 (INDIA)

Facebook (India) is  under attack by political parties: Congress and BJP. 

Their charge against Facebook were,,,

  • promoted content to favor one (or more) political parties particularly during election time. 
  • did not publish content of posters who criticised the working of government. 
  • blocked posters who criticised a ruling party
  • blocked free speech and expression.
  • posts related to hate campaigns against political leaders were ignored.

Facebook India chief appears before parliamentary panel over hate speech claims, ‘nexus’ with BJP

A photo of Facebook India head Ajit Mohan. | Ajit Mohan/Twitter

Facebook chief in India, Ajit Mohan appeared before the Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology in connection with allegations that the social media giant did not apply hate speech rules to certain leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party, (PTI reported.)

While rejecting allegations of bias against any political party Mr Ajit Mohan, Managing Director, Facebook India said that some officials at FB were previously employees of an International consultancy firm which had worked with some ministries during the UPA tenure for assessment of government initiatives.

 

 

 

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Suresh Rao

Mellowed out and enlightened septuagenarian. Tech savvy. Social writing is just a pastime to kill time. I keep contributing to several developmental projects in the area of engineering education, IT and Healthcare projects launched by my kith and kin. I am too lazy to write a book, 'cause I think my life itself is a book! I am also at www.facebook.com/sureshnrao
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Navneet Bakshi
Navneet Bakshi(@bakshink)
1 year ago

Does FB censure of anything that is posted on it? I have seen people posting (some of those from Sulekha whom we know), stuff not only critical of the government but downright deplorable because of the hate content, but haven’t seen anything that has been removed. I think media should be neutral but can it be said so about Indian Media? Why then single out FB?

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