Facebook India Chief Summoned by Delhi Assembly Panel Over February Riots

Facebook India Chief Summoned by Delhi Assembly Panel Over February Riots
A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India vp and managing director, Ajit Mohan, to face questions concerning the lethal riots that killed not less than 50 individuals within the nationwide capital earlier this 12 months. In an announcement issued over the weekend, the committee stated that it had requested Mohan to seem earlier than it on September 15 to reply allegations that Facebook allowed the state of affairs to escalate by not correctly implementing its personal said insurance policies concerning hate speech and conspiracy theories.

According to an announcement issued by the Delhi Assembly Committee on Peace and Harmony, the summon is predicated on “scathing depositions of key witnesses as well as incriminating material” submitted by victims and their attorneys. The committee, headed by AAP MLA, Raghav Chadha, opened its investigation following a Wall Street Journal report which claimed a senior Facebook govt in India personally stopped firm staff from completely banning a controversial BJP functionary from the platform for making incendiary remarks.

In its assertion, the panel stated that it had “received multiple complaints addressed to its Chairman Raghav Chadha against the officials concerned of Facebook for their alleged deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content in India for vested reasons”.

“We hereby summon you (Ajit Mohan) to appear before the committee on September 15, 2020, at 12 noon at MLA Lounge-1, Delhi Vidhan Sabha, for the purpose of recording your deposition on oath and participating in the proceedings carried out by the committee”, the Delhi Assembly’s deputy secretary stated within the discover despatched on September 10. Facebook is but to concern an official response to the summon.

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