FB eliminated accounts of supporters in run as much as basis day occasion, alleges TMC

New Delhi, August 31

The Trinamool Congress on Monday claimed that Facebook eliminated the net accounts of the social gathering’s supporters within the run as much as its Foundation Day on August 28 and that it has raised the problem in a letter to the social media firm.

TMC chief of Rajya Sabha and nationwide spokesperson Derek O’ Brien, within the letter, mentioned the social gathering had final yr raised the problem of “collusion” between Facebook India and the BJP and that current studies within the worldwide media about the identical have vindicated its stand on the matter.

“The NDA also had a hidden partner, non-disclosed allies. Facebook’s senior management in India are de facto campaign managers for the BJP, Facebook’s Delhi office is virtually extended IT cell. Facebook censored anti-BJP content,” Brien had mentioned in his speech in the course of the movement of because of the President’s deal with in July final yr. 

In his letter to Facebook, Brien mentioned after his speech he had hoped that Facebook would take some remedial motion.

He mentioned the current articles in The Wall Street Journal and Time journal highlighting the hyperlink between BJP and Facebook has vindicated the TMC’s stand on the matter.

“We want to bring to your attention the removal of hundreds of TMC supporters’ pages and accounts on both WhatsApp and Facebook for ‘community standard violation’ in the run up to the preannounced Foundation Day event,” he wrote within the letter.

Brien mentioned with the revelations now concerning the hyperlink between the BJP and Facebook, his “worst fears” have come true with the Bengal elections simply six months away. PTI


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