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Congress Accuses Facebook Of 'Interfering' With India's Electoral Democracy | CRUX

Aug 19, 2020 02:36 PM IST India India

The Congress has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in which it accused Facebook India of "interfering" with the country's electoral democracy, and demanded a time-bound high level inquiry into the conduct of Facebook India leadership team and their operations.

The move came after an August 14 article published in The Wall Street Journal claimed that Ankhi Das, Public policy director of Facebook India, South and Central Asia, was opposed to applying Facebook's hate speech rules to four individuals and groups with links to the BJP. The article stated that despite being internally flagged for promoting violence, she was against applying the rules due to business imperatives.