IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad shoots off letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
"It's problematic to see when Indian Facebook senior officials are on record abusing PM and other senior cabinet ministers," adds Prasad.
In a major development, Telecom and IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Ravishankar Prasad wrote, "As a transnational digital platform, Facebook must not only be fair and neutral but also visibly seen to be so, to users of diverse beliefs and ideologies".
"Media has pointed out that Facebook India team from MD to senior officials are dominated by those who belong to a particular political belief," Ravishankar Prasad added in his letter to Facebook CEO.
"Facebook is the latest tool in the arsenal to strike internal division and social disturbances. It's problematic to see when Indian Facebook senior officials are on record abusing PM and other senior cabinet ministers," adds Prasad.
Moreover, Prasad added, "It has also been noticed that Facebook has been a platform where people of radical ideology have stoked violence on the platform. Yet to see action on such events."
"Issue with Facebook is that it has outsourced fact-checking to a third party. Facebook should put in place country-specific community guidelines," Prasad further added in his letter to Zuckerberg.
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