Facebook India chief skips hate speech hearing

Facebook India’s chief failed to appear Tuesday before a panel probing allegations that the social media giant failed to take action against hate speech, the committee’s head said. India is the US-based company and its messaging service WhatsApp’s biggest market in terms of users, and the firm is under pressure worldwide over the policing of… Continue reading Facebook India chief skips hate speech hearing

Facebook bans BJP politician in India for spreading hate speech about Muslims

Facebook has banned an outspoken right-wing Indian politician for spreading hate speech about Muslims as the social media giant battles accusations of bias over its handling of rival parties in the key market. Raja Singh, a regional lawmaker for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party, was blocked “for violating our policy prohibiting those that promote… Continue reading Facebook bans BJP politician in India for spreading hate speech about Muslims