A panel of the Delhi Legislative Assembly on Tuesday decided to issue a “final notice” to Facebook after no representatives appeared before the committee hearing the allegations against the social media giant.
During the proceedings, Chairman of the Peace and Harmony Committee and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha said that there is no presence Facebook The representative before the panel was not only a “contempt” of the Assembly, but also an “insult” to the 2 crore people of Delhi.
The panel had Notice issued Vice President and Managing Director of Facebook India Ajeet mohan Last week, she was asked to appear on September 15 in connection with complaints about the alleged intentional inaction of the social media giant to curb hateful content in the country.
Chaddha said that the Facebook lawyer said in response to the committee’s notice that the matter was under consideration by Parliament. “Facebook’s failure to appear before the committee shows that it is trying to hide its role in the Delhi riots.”
After consulting with other members of the committee, Chadha decided to issue a final notice to Facebook.
“According to the principle of natural justice, we should give the Facebook vice president and managing director one last chance to appear before the committee. Even then, if he does not come, the committee will not shy away from using all his powers forcibly. . ” he said.
Hearing by assembly panel follows a Wall Street Journal Report good It claimed that one of Facebook’s senior India policy officers interfered in internal communications to prevent a permanent ban BJP After the Telangana legalist allegedly shared communally charged positions.
Last month, Facebook stated that its social media platform prohibited hate speech and content that incites violence, and that these policies were implemented globally without political affiliation.
A Facebook spokesperson said, “When we know there is something else to do, we are making progress on enforcement and conducting regular audits of our process to ensure fairness and accuracy.”
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