In Facebook posts and public appearances, Indian politician T. Raja Singh has said Rohingya Muslim immigrants should be shot, called Muslims traitors and threatened to raze mosques.
Facebook Inc. employees charged with policing the platform were watching. By March of this year, they concluded Mr. Singh not only had violated the company’s hate-speech rules but qualified as dangerous, a designation that takes into account a person’s off-platform activities, according to current and former Facebook employees familiar with the...
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India opposition seeks probe into Facebook's ties with Modi's BJP
Congress calls for parliamentary panel to investigate Facebook and WhatsApp employees' relations with right-wing party.
India's main opposition Congress party has called for a parliamentary panel to investigate what it has described as favourable treatment by Facebook's India team towards the country's governing right-wing party.
Citing a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, the party said employees of Facebook and WhatsApp overseeing Indian content had refused to bar a legislator from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party who had posted incendiary comments to protect the company's "commercial interests".
Facebook deleted the posts instead, the Congress party said.
The WSJ report said hateful posts by at least two other senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politicians were also deleted after the newspaper made queries about them with the social media company.
"Congress party demands the setting up of a joint parliamentary committee to probe the relations of Facebook and WhatsApp employees with the ruling party," Ajay Maken, spokesman of the Congress party, said at a news briefing on Sunday.
The WSJ report said Facebook's top public policy executive in India, Ankhi Das, refused to apply the company's hate speech rules to some BJP politicians and other "Hindu nationalist individuals and groups".
Maken urged the company to launch an internal inquiry into its Indian oversight team. "This is an issue of Facebook's global credibility," he said.