New Delhi: Facebook has turned a blind eye to the anti-Muslim campaign in India, alarming revelations have been made by Frances Hogan, an American data engineer, scientist, and product manager has left Facebook in a difficult position for ignoring anti-Muslim, hate speech in India and urged them to systematically enforce its policies in this regard.
A report released by the Kashmir Media Service (KMS) today states that Francis Hogan revealed that Facebook’s role in allowing anti-Muslim content to remain on the site to appease the BJP-led Indian government. Documents released by Francis Hogan include a collection of company reports on hate speech and misinformation in India.
Francis Hogan revealed that Facebook accounts linked to the Hindu extremist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) promote hate speech and anti-Muslim rhetoric in India. He added that there were numerous inhumane posts by RSS users comparing Muslims to pigs and dogs. Facebook documents show that the company has been aware of this nefarious campaign for years, but has not taken any action.
According to the KMS report, many digital experts say that Facebook has failed to take action on issues involving members of the Narendra Modi-led Indian government. The report condemned Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter for promoting violence against Muslims, Dalits, and Christians in India. The report says that some senior Facebook officials are very close to the BJP leaders.
The report says that Modi and Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook, have close ties and that the hate campaign against Muslims and other backward groups in India is growing globally. The KMS report quoted the Wall Street Journal as saying that Facebook in India was not taking any action to curb hate speech, misinformation, and provocative posts, especially anti-Muslim content.
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