Ravi Shankar accuses Facebook India of bias

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 1

Union Minister for Information Technology (IT) Ravi Shankar Prasad at present wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying there was a “concerted effort” by FB India officers to delete pages of right-of-centre ideology.

In the letter, Prasad stated, “Right from India MD to other senior officials, they all belong to a particular political belief and Facebook is the latest tool in their arsenal to stoke internal divisions and social disturbances.”

The minister, in his communication to Zuckerberg, famous that there have been “multiple instances” the place Facebook was utilized by “anarchic and radical” parts, however no significant motion had been taken towards them to this point.

“I would like to point out that there have also been multiple instances recently where Facebook has been used by anarchic and radical elements, whose sole aim is to destroy social order to recruit people and assemble them for violence. However, we are yet to see any meaningful action against such elements,” he stated.

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