Facebook bans BJP politician Raja Singh

New Delhi, September 3

Under stress for weeks over its dealing with of hate speech, Facebook on Thursday banned BJP politician T Raja Singh from its platform and Instagram for violating its coverage round content material selling violence and hate.

“We have banned Raja Singh from Facebook for violating our coverage prohibiting those who promote or have interaction in violence and hate from having a presence on our platform,” a Facebook spokesperson stated in an emailed assertion.

The course of for evaluating potential violators is intensive and it’s what led us to Facebook’s determination to take away his account, in line with the assertion.

Facebook – which counts India amongst its largest markets with over 300 million customers – has been within the eye of a storm after a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report alleged that Facebook’s content material insurance policies favoured the ruling get together in India.

The report had alleged that Facebook had ignored posts containing hate speech by BJP MLA Raja Singh. Since then, the ruling BJP and Congress have been buying and selling barbs over social media big’s alleged bias.

In the wake of the WSJ report, a Parliamentary panel had summoned Facebook representatives to debate the difficulty of alleged misuse of the social media platform on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had additionally written to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg accusing the social media platform’s workers of supporting folks from a political predisposition that misplaced successive elections, and “abusing” the Prime Minister and senior Cabinet ministers. PTI

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