Congress asks Zuckerberg to probe ‘BJP bias’

New Delhi, August 18

The Congress on Tuesday wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg alleging bias in favour of the BJP and interference in India’s democracy and demanding a probe.

Can’t enable manipulation, says rahul

We can not enable any manipulation of our hard-earned democracy via pretend information and hate speech… FB’s involvement must be questioned. — Rahul Gandhi, Congress

The letter by AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal cited a current Wall Street Journal article about alleged FB India operations favouring the BJP and demanded that the FB ought to arrange a time-bound investigation into the identical and make their report public in a month or two.

“Also publish all instances of hate speech posts since 2014 that were allowed on the platform, ” he demanded.

Venugopal referred to the WSJ article “about Facebook India’s blatant biases and dubious practices in content regulation” and demanded FB ought to change the India management. “Specifically, the article states “Ms Das (of Facebook India) has provided the BJP with favorable treatment on election-related issues. This is a damning and serious allegation of Facebook India’s interference in India’s electoral democracy,” he mentioned. — TNS

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