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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....

Navratri: Ahmedabad doctors seek action against defamatory posts about them

Several doctors in the city have filed a complaint with the cyber cell of the city police over some unparliamentary comments and threats made against them by artists in the state over Navratri. The war of words between the doctors and artists in Gujarat happened after the former wrote to the government urging it not...

Delhi panel summons top Facebook India official

Facebook India vice-president and managing director Ajit Mohan was summoned by The Delhi Assembly’s peace and harmony committee on Saturday. The summon comes in connection with complaints about Facebook’s alleged ‘deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content’ in the country. The panel is headed by Aam Aadmi Party leader and MLA Raghav Chadha....

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...