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Facebook India’s top executive Ankhi Das quits

A top executive in Facebook India, Ankhi Das, has resigned from the social media giant.  Ankhi Das was the director of public policy for India, South and Central Asia regions of Facebook operations. She was facing criticism for bypassing Facebook’s content moderation policy with regard to hate speeches, especially when it comes to BJP leaders....

No coercive action against Facebook India head till 15 Oct, SC to Delhi panel

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said no coercive action should be taken against Facebook India VP and MD, Ajit Mohan, till October 15, when it will take up the matter for further hearing. The SC’s order came in connection with a summons by the peace committee of Delhi Assembly asking Mohan to depose before it...

Facebook bans BJP MLA for hate speech

Social media giant Facebook has banned BJP leader T Raja Singh for violating its content policy regarding hate and violence. The decision from Facebook comes following severe criticism for ignoring hate speech rules when it comes to BJP leaders. Notably, T Raja Singh is a BJP MLA from Telangana’s Goshamahal Assembly constituency in Hyderabad. Statement...