India’s main opposition Congress party called on Sunday for a parliamentary panel to investigate what it said was favourable treatment by Facebook’s India team towards the country’s ruling party.
Citing a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, the party said employees of Facebook and WhatsApp overseeing Indian content had refused to bar a lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party who had posted incendiary comments, to protect the company’s “commercial interests”.
It deleted the comments instead, the Congress party said. Facebook said it prohibited hate speech and content that incited violence and enforced these policies globally without regard to anyone’s political position or party affiliation.
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