The Wall Street Journal has accused Facebook of being lenient with supporters of the ruling BJP, who allegedly violated Facebook’s policy on hate speech in their anti-Muslim posts. ۔
The newspaper also alleged that the controversial decision to do so was made by Ankhi Das and that he was leaning towards the BJP.
Ankhi Das was at the center of the controversy as it was his decision not to delete the posts. According to the Wall Street Journal, Ankhi Das had told employees that “taking action against violations committed by members of Prime Minister Modi’s party will have a detrimental effect on Facebook’s business in India.”
According to the newspaper, no action was taken against similar hateful posts of three more persons who were supporters of the BJP, despite indications that the company had violated its own policy.
In other words, his article gives the impression that Facebook was active in publishing or exploring material related to terrorist activities and that it was effective in cracking down on such material. ۔
The main point of contention that started in August was that some kind of content was published on Facebook in India which could be considered as hateful. However, Ankhi Das opposed the removal of this content.