Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has known as for an investigation into the operations of social media giants, Facebook and WhatsApp, in India and asserted that nobody could be allowed to intrude in our nation’s affairs.
He claimed that worldwide media have totally uncovered Facebook’s and WhatsApp’s brazen assault on India’s democracy and social concord.
“International media have fully exposed Facebook’s & WhatsApp’s brazen assault on India’s democracy & social harmony. No one, let alone a foreign company, can be allowed to interfere in our nation’s affairs. They must be investigated immediately & when found guilty, punished,” he tweeted whereas citing a media report.
Earlier, the Congress chief had alleged that the BJP has a maintain over WhatsApp and mentioned the platform now wants the approval of the Central authorities to launch its fee providers in India.”America’s Time journal exposes WhatsApp-BJP nexus: Used by 40 Cr Indians, WhatsApp additionally desires for use for making funds for which Modi Govt’s approval is required. Thus, BJP has a maintain over WhatsApp,” he had tweeted whereas citing a media report.
Congress alleged “quid-pro-quo” relationship between Facebook and the BJP and wrote a letter to the social networking platform founder Mark Zuckerberg looking for details about steps the corporate is planning to take to analyze the matter.”We draw your attention to the article in Time magazine dated Aug 27, 2020, that reveals more information and evidence of biases and a quid-pro-quo relationship of Facebook India with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),” learn the letter by Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal to Zuckerberg.
The social gathering had earlier despatched a letter to Zuckerberg on August 17 drawing his consideration to an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Facebook’s Hate-Speech Rules Collide with Indian Politics” that outlined Facebook India workforce’s “blatant biases and interference” in India’s democracy, Venugopal said.
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