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Facebook Transparency Report reveals User data seeking Government request grows

The requests by the Modi led BJP government to seek access to Facebook users’ data further increased in the first six months of this year, second only to the US government, the social media giant has revealed.   Globally, during the first six months of 2020, the government requests for user data increased by 23 Read More…

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Post JPC grill Facebook India’s policy head Ankhi Das tendered resignation

Controversial public policy head Ankhi Das resignation comes after Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report on August 14 exposed her bias towards Ruling establishment BJP  inside Facebook    “I have decided to step down from Facebook after long service to its mission of connecting people and building communities to pursue my personal interest in public service,” Ankhi Read More…

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Not alone mainstream electronic media but Modi government wants all Social medias to be regulated

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has informed the Supreme Court that if the court undertakes an exercise to regulate media then it should be “digital media first” as it has a faster reach from a wider range of viewership. The BJP led Modi government Ministry in an affidavit in the Supreme Court said while Read More…

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Facebook charged as a co-accused in the Delhi riots investigation : Delhi Assembly Committee

The Delhi Assembly panel committee headed by AAP MLA Raghav Chadha has served notice to Mohan to appear before the committee on September 15. Chadha said they had received a number of complaints alleging that the Facebook authorities concerned willfully ignored material allegedly spreading hatred in India.   After careful deliberations on the allegations made Read More…

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Facebook hate speech : BJP lost its prime wicket , its MLA Raja Singh account banned

Facebook which counts India among its largest markets with over 300 million users – has been in the eye of a storm after a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report alleged that Facebook’s content policies favoured the ruling party in India.   The social media giant uses a mix of technology tools and reviewers to take Read More…

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Facebook faces heat on BJP nexus issue as 11 Employees denounce its stand

According to Reuters an open letter written to Facebook’s leadership by 11 employees on one internal platform demands company leaders acknowledge and denounce “anti-Muslim bigotry” and ensure more policy consistency.   The social network is battling a crisis in India after the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook’s top lobbying executive opposed applying the company’s Read More…

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Congress asked Facebook to conduct probe and allege BJP afraid of facing JPC probe

The Congress party that insisted on JPC probe on BJP Facebook nexus again on Tuesday tightened its grip and wtittern to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg   Congress asked Facebook founder to probe allegations that the social media company’s India team meted out favourable treatment towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).   KC Venugopal, Congress’ Read More…

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Congress demands JPC probe on Facebook and BJP nexus and also on money transfers

Accusing the BJP and the RSS of controlling Facebook and WhatsApp in India, the Congress on Sunday alleged that the two had attacked democracy in the country and demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into alleged violations by the social media platform and its messaging service.   “Yesterday was a unique day. We celebrated our Read More…