New Delhi: Following a report in the Wall Street Journal that Facebook ignored applying its hate speech rules to BJP leaders in India, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP and RSS of spreading ‘fake news’ using Facebook and WhatsApp to influence the electorate.
“BJP & RSS control Facebook & Whatsapp in India. They spread fake news and hatred through it and use it to influence the electorate. Finally, the American media has come out with the truth about Facebook,” he tweeted.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who heads the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, said the panel would like to hear from Facebook about the report.
“The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology would certainly wish to hear from Facebook about these reports and what they propose to do about hate speech in India,” he tweeted.