Bangladesh claims Rohingya relocation is life-saver

Bangladesh defended a controversial plan Friday to relocate Rohingya refugees to a remote island as a move to protect the persecuted people from risks, the nation’s top diplomat told Anadolu Agency. Despite an outcry by the international community on safety and rights grounds, Bangladesh transferred Friday the first batch of 1,642 Rohingya to Bhashan Char,… Continue reading Bangladesh claims Rohingya relocation is life-saver

Rights groups say Facebook bias spurs violence in India

Civil rights groups on Wednesday said Facebook has failed to address dangerous content in India and demanded that the head of public policy there be removed. A letter addressed to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and his second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg wanted the social network’s India policy chief Ankhi Das sidelined pending the results of a civil… Continue reading Rights groups say Facebook bias spurs violence in India

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