Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that worldwide media has “exposed” Facebook and WhatsApp’s “brazen assault” on India’s democracy and social concord, as he demanded an investigation into the allegations against them.
With his tweet hitting out on the social media big, Gandhi tagged a current article by the Wall Street Journal on how questions have been raised by Facebook staff on its India crew’s neutrality after an govt posted inside messages allegedly favouring the BJP.
“International media have fully exposed Facebook’s and WhatsApp’s brazen assault on India’s democracy and social harmony,” he stated.
“No one, let alone a foreign company, can be allowed to interfere in our nation’s affairs. They must be investigated immediately and when found guilty, punished,” Gandhi tweeted.
The widespread messaging app WhatsApp can also be owned by Facebook.
Another report within the Wall Street Journal earlier this month and one within the Time journal had introduced to fore comparable allegations.
Dismissing the Congress’ allegations, BJP leaders have been alleging that Facebook favours different events, with the ruling social gathering’s IT cell head Amit Malviya alleging a “Congress-Facebook nexus”.
The Congress has written two letters to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in search of motion against its India crew, an impartial probe into their functioning and changing them.
Hitting out on the Congress for alleging a nexus between the BJP and Facebook, Malviya had on Saturday stated it’s not some social media agency however the folks of India who’ve rejected Rahul Gandhi and his social gathering.
After a significant political row erupted over the allegations against it, Facebook had earlier stated its social media platform prohibits hate speech and content material that incites violence, including these insurance policies are enforced globally with out regard to political affiliation.
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