The Fb executives had been additionally questioned on the quantum of its income in addition to the revenue they’re making in India.
A coalition of 41 civil rights teams additionally demanded that Fb India ought to instantly place its public coverage head Ankhi Das on a go away of absence pending a full audit of the corporate and an investigation into her statements as reported in The Wall Road Journal.
The political warmth resulted in Das quitting the corporate in October “to pursue her curiosity in public service”.
One other WSJ report this month alleged that Fb mentioned banning Bajrang Dal and termed it a harmful organisation however didn’t act contemplating the protection of the workers.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and stated: “Additional affirmation that BJP-RSS management Fb in India.”
Nonetheless, no stern motion was taken on Fb.
Micro-blogging platform Twitter stirred a significant controversy within the second half of the yr when it confirmed Ladakh as a part of China.
Twitter needed to apologise to a parliamentary panel in a letter, stating that it’s going to repair the difficulty of geo-tagging Ladakh as a part of China and Ladakh will probably be added as a area administered by India as a union territory.
The micro-blogging platform despatched the letter to the panel’s chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi and apologised for the geo-tag error.
A joint committee of Parliament led by BJP MP Lekhi which has 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha, had issued summons to Twitter, searching for an evidence in type of an affidavit.
Taking sturdy exception to the “misrepresentation” of India’s map, the federal government additionally wrote a letter to the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying that any try by the platform to disrespect the sovereignty and integrity of India, which can also be mirrored by the maps, was completely unacceptable.
In a separate incident, after courting controversy for wrongly exhibiting Jammu and Kashmir as a part of China, Twitter stated it resolved this explicit geo-tag concern.
A number of netizens additionally requested the IT minister and the federal government to take motion towards Twitter India because the controversy erupted amid India’s border standoff with China in Ladakh.