Amid a full-blown controversy over its policies, Facebook on Monday said it prohibits hate speech and content that incites violence. In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said the company enforces policies globally without regard to anyone’s political position or affiliation
In the midst of an out and out the discussion over its arrangements, Facebook on Monday said it precludes abhor discourse and substance that induces viciousness. In an announcement, a Facebook representative said the organization upholds strategies all-inclusive regardless of anybody’s political position or alliance. The announcement comes after the Wall Street Journal distributed a report guaranteeing that Facebook overlooked applying its despise discourse rules to government officials of the decision party in India.
“We preclude loathe discourse and substance that actuates viciousness and we implement these arrangements universally regardless of anybody’s political position/party connection. We are gaining ground on authorization and direct normal reviews of our procedure to guarantee reasonableness and exactness,” a Facebook representative was cited as saying by ANI.
Congress pioneer Rahul Gandhi also cited the report and blamed the BJP and RSS for spreading “counterfeit news” utilizing Facebook and WhatsApp to impact the electorate.
“BJP and RSS control of Facebook and Whatsapp in India. They spread phony news and contempt through it and use it to impact the electorate. At long last, the American media has come out with reality with regards to Facebook,” Gandhi had said in a tweet.
The Congress likewise requested a test by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the charges referenced in the report, saying they compromise the establishment of Indian majority rules system and should be explored. It set off a sharp response from Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who helped the resistance to remember the Cambridge Analytica issue.
“Washouts who can’t impact individuals even in their own gathering continue cribbing that the whole world is constrained by BJP and RSS. You were found in the act in union with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook to weaponise information before the races and now have the nerve to address us,” Prasad shot in a tweet.
In the report distributed on Friday, the US paper refered to interviews with anonymous Facebook insiders to guarantee that one of its senior India strategy chiefs interceded in inward correspondence to stop a changeless restriction on a BJP MLA from Telangana after he supposedly made commonly charged posts.