Hyderabad, August 18
Raja Singh, the lone BJP MLA from Telangana within the centre of a row over social media large Facebook’s coverage on hate speeches, has rejected allegations he makes communally loaded posts on-line, asserting he solely works within the nationwide curiosity.
He stated his official FB web page had been “hacked and blocked” in 2018 however that there was no response from the police on a grievance filed by him on the matter up to now.
In a report printed final week, US newspaper Wall Street Journal had cited interviews with unnamed Facebook insiders to say certainly one of its senior India coverage executives intervened in inner communication to cease a everlasting ban on a BJP MLA from Telangana after he allegedly made communally charged posts.
Incidentally, Singh, identified for his pro-Hindutva views, is the one saffron celebration legislator from the southern state.
In a video launched on Monday, Singh stated, “I’m being projected in such a manner that I’m probably the most harmful in your complete world (like) he (Singh) says one thing on social media, then one thing or the opposite occurs.
I want to inform the media that I’m an individual who works in nationwide curiosity. Cite one instance the place I could possibly be blamed for any social strife,” he stated.
He claimed many social media accounts have been opened throughout the nation in his identify and stated it was not doable for him to cease all these individuals.
He stated he can’t be held accountable if any individual shared or posted one thing.
“My official Facebook account was hacked and blocked in 2018,” he stated, including he lodged a grievance with the police on this connection however that there was no reply up to now.
He by no means posted any inflammatory speeches on his official social media accounts, Singh contended.
Alleging there have been many within the nation who made inflammatory speeches, together with AIMIM leaders in Telangana, he stated no one initiated motion towards them.
He sought to know why he was being focused and stated it was ‘flawed.’
The legislator stated he would proceed to work within the nationwide curiosity.
A slugfest had erupted between the Congress and the BJP following a report within the Wall Street Journal claiming that Facebook ignored making use of its hate speech guidelines to politicians of the BJP.
Seizing on the report, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had accused the BJP and RSS of spreading “fake news” utilizing Facebook and WhatsApp to affect the voters, triggering a pointy counter-attack from Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who reminded the opposition celebration of the Cambridge Analytica difficulty.
Congress and the CPI (M) have demanded a probe by a joint parliamentary committee into the problem. PTI