New Delhi : – There is an allegation on Facebook, that Facebook has failed to stop fake news and hate speech on its platform. In such a situation, the central govt has come in a strict mood. At the same time, Facebook has been summoned by the government in this matter.
The central govt is in a strict mood regarding the allegations of hate speech. Regarding this, the government has written a letter to Facebook, asking it to answer in writing what has been done by Facebook regarding hate speech. On behalf of the government, Facebook said that it should give detailed information about what it has done so far to curb the hate speech being spread on social media. Also what type of algorithm has the company used.
Facebook has more than 400 million users in India:
This step of the Government of India is very important, because recently it has been learned from the internal document that India is struggling on many fronts regarding hate speech and misinformation. Due to this, violence has also spread on a large scale in India. Social media plays an very important role in spreading hate speech and misinformation.
Let us tell you that the social media platform Facebook holds a large market share in India. Facebook has more than 400 million users in India.
Central government responded:
According to US media reports, the researcher and content creators has claimed that there are many groups and pages on the social media giant, where there is inflammatory and misleading content. If sources are to be believed, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has written a letter to Facebook seeking information about the steps to be taken by it. However, no comment has been made by Facebook regarding the reply sought by the government.