Facebook India accused of deleting anti-Muslim posts
India’s IT minister, and a member of the Hindu nationalist BJP, says Facebook employees are blocking right-wing posts
Bengaluru — India’s minister of information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has accused some Facebook employees of blocking right-wing views in the nation, escalating a battle over content moderation in the social media company’s largest market by users.
Prasad made the allegations in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. The note comes two weeks after the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the US firm failed to remove alleged hate speech from a lawmaker belonging to Prasad’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...