Earlier within the day, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the BJP and RSS management Facebook and Whatsapp within the nation, and that they unfold hatred by these platforms to affect the citizens
Hours after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi shared a Wall Street Journal report that alleged that Facebook ignored hate speech guidelines on BJP-linked posts, occasion chief Shashi Tharoor mentioned that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology “would certainly wish to hear” from Facebook in regards to the report.
Tharoor is the chairperson of the committee on Information Technology.
Our Parliamentary committee will, within the regular course, consider testimony below the subject “Safeguarding citizens’ rights & prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms”. The topic is squarely throughout the IT Cmt’s mandate& @Facebook has been summoned prior to now. https://t.co/saoK8B7VCN
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 16, 2020
According to the Wall Street Journal report, Facebook’s prime public coverage govt in India, Ankhi Das, opposed making use of hate-speech guidelines to no less than 4 people and teams linked with the BJP even if they have been “flagged internally for promoting or participating in violence.”
Responding to the report, Rahul alleged that the BJP and the RSS management Facebook and Whatsapp within the nation. He additionally alleged that they unfold pretend information and hatred by these social media platforms to affect the citizens.
BJP & RSS management Facebook & Whatsapp in India.
They unfold pretend information and hatred by it and use it to affect the citizens.
Finally, the American media has come out with the reality about Facebook. pic.twitter.com/Y29uCQjSRP
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 16, 2020
However, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for electronics and data know-how, responded to Rahul saying, “Losers who cannot influence people even in their own party keep cribbing that the entire world is controlled by BJP and RSS. You were caught red-handed in alliance with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook to weaponise data before the elections and now have the gall to question us?”
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