In a tweet, the Congress chief claimed that the worldwide media has ‘uncovered’ Facebook and WhatsApp’s ‘brazen assault’ on India’s democracy

New Delhi: 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 towards them.

With his tweet hitting out on the social media big, Gandhi tagged a latest article by the Wall Street Journal on how questions have been raised by Facebook staff on its India crew”s neutrality after an government posted inner 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 mentioned.

“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 well-liked messaging app WhatsApp can also be owned by Facebook.

Another report in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month and one in the Time journal had delivered 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 searching for motion towards its India crew, an unbiased 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 mentioned it isn’t some social media agency however the individuals of India who’ve rejected Rahul Gandhi and his social gathering.

After a significant political row erupted over the allegations towards it, Facebook had earlier mentioned 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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