Parliament Panel Sets Sept 2 Date With Facebook Over Hate Speech Row

Facebook India as the company’s representatives have been asked to meet the parliamentary standing committee on information technology headed by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, on September 2. The summons follows a row over the social media giant’s alleged inaction in certain hate speech cases involving BJP politicians and leaders.

The notice comes in the middle of a battle within Facebook with its employees across the globe questioning the procedures and content regulation practices followed by the India team. Nearly 11 employees had also written an open letter to Facebook leadership asking them to denounce “anti-Muslim bigotry” posts made by BJP politicians.

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