Facebook is being accused by opposition parties of India of promoting hate speech. Meanwhile, Facebook on Thursday banned BJP leader T Raja Singh from its platform and Instagram for violating its policy on content that promotes violence and hate.
Meanwhile, Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh said, ‘I have received information that Facebook has deleted all the pages and accounts running in my name. There are many leaders of other parties who make inflammatory speeches. Facebook should ban their account too. I will write to Facebook to open my official account. ‘
It all started with a Wall Street Journal news report that Facebook was supporting BJP’s policies and not removing inflammatory statements of its party leader T Raja Singh from its platform. Citing this news, the opposition parties of the country including Congress attacked the BJP.
“We have banned Raja Singh’s account from Facebook for violating our policy,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed statement. Our policy prohibits the promotion of violence, incitement of violence, or spreading hate on our platform through Facebook. “The process of evaluating potential violators is extensive and while working on this process, we have removed Raja Singh’s account from Facebook,” the statement said.
This is to inform you that a Wall Street Journal report said Facebook’s policies supported the Indian government, following which India’s opposition parties attacked Facebook and the government’s nexus. Let us know that India is one of the biggest markets of Facebook, it has 300 million users in India.
The report alleged that Facebook had ignored BJP MLA Raja Singh’s hate speech post. Since then, the ruling BJP and Congress have been making rhetoric about the alleged bias of the social media giant.