A Delhi Meeting panel has issued a notice to Facebook India vice president and managing director Ajit Mohan, asking him to seem before it on September 15 in connection with complaints approximately the social media giant”s alleged planned and intentional state of no activity to contain hateful satisfied in the country.
According to an official observation, the Facebook official has been summoned based on “scathing depositions of key witnesses in addition to incriminating fabric” submitted by them on record. “We hereby summon you (Ajit Mohan) to seem before the committee on September 15, 2020, at 12 midday at MLA Lounge-1, Delhi Vidhan Sabha, for the purpose of recording your deposition on oath and collaborating in the proceedings carried out by the committee,” the Delhi Meeting”s deputy secretary said in the notice sent on September 10.
The move by the Delhi Meeting Committee on Peace and Concord, headed by AAP MLA Raghav Chadha, follows a recent Wall Road Publication outline which claimed that one of Facebook”s senior India policy executives intervened in internal communication to stop a permanent ban on a BJP lawmaker from Telangana after he allegedly shared communally charged posts.
“The meeting”s committee had received a couple of complaints addressed to its Chairman Raghav Chadha against the officials concerned of Facebook for their alleged planned and intentional state of no activity to contain hateful satisfied in India for vested reasons,” the observation stated.
Final month, Facebook had said its social media platform prohibits hate speech and satisfied that incites violence and these policies are enforced globally without regard to political affiliation. “We prohibit hate speech and satisfied that incites violence and we enforce these policies globally without regard to anyone”s political position or party affiliation. “While we realize there is more to do, we”re making progress on enforcement and conduct steady audits of our process to verify equity and accuracy,” a Facebook spokesperson had said.
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