Delhi assembly panel to summon Facebook officials over hate content

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Delhi assembly panel to summon Facebook officials over hate content

New Delhi: A committee of the Delhi Legislative Assembly on peace and harmony said on Monday that the social media platform will summon its officials against Facebook in India for “deliberately not taking action against malicious content”.

According to media sources, “summons set to be sent for the appearance of the concerned officials of Facebook including Ankhi Das. The Committee will convene its meeting this week to initiate the proceedings.”

“The committee has received multiple complaints addressed to its chairman Raghav Chadha against the officials of Facebook for their alleged deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content in India,” it said.

Meanwhile, Facebook’s Director, Public Policy, India, South and Central Asia, Ankhi Das has filed a complaint with Delhi Police, alleging that she has been receiving “violent threats to her life”, officials said on Monday.

In her complaint on Sunday, Das alleged that several people were issuing “threats, making sexually coloured remarks and defaming her” through online posts.

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