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Facebook employees question policy after India content row: Report

Social network is battling a crisis in India after the WSJ reported that its top lobbying executive opposed applying the company's hate-speech rules to a BJP leader

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Aditya Kalra and Munsif Vengattil | Reuters
Facebook and its top lobbying executive in India, Ankhi Das, are facing questions internally from employees over how political content is regulated in its biggest market, according to sources with direct knowledge and internal posts seen by Reuters.
 
The world's largest social network is battling a public-relations and political crisis in India after the Wall Street Journal reported that Das opposed applying the company's hate-speech rules to a politician from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party who had in posts called Muslims traitors.
 
In the United States and around the world, Facebook employees are raising questions about whether adequate procedures and

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First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 9:43 PM IST

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