Facebook India says it is fair and transparent in its pulldown policies

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After facing flak over being soft on the BJP when it comes to pulling down hate speeches, Facebook India has said in a blog post that it is fair and transparent in its policies.

The Wall Street Journal had said in a special story that the Mark Zuckerberg-owned firm ignored inflammatory content from members of the ruling BJP and right-wing voices that was “flagged internally”.

On all this and more Facebook India vice president and managing director, Ajit Mohan said in the post: “Many questions have been raised specifically about enforcement of our policies around hate speech. There is no place for hate speech on our platform. We have an impartial approach to dealing with content and are strongly governed by our Community Standards. We enforce these policies globally without regard to anyone’s political position, party affiliation or religious and cultural belief. We have removed and will continue to remove content posted by public figures in India when it violates our Community Standards.”

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, will hear Facebook representatives on September 2.


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