Facebook India Policy Head Quits Days After Parliament Panel Questioning

Facebook India Policy Head Quits Days After Parliament Panel Questioning

Facebook executive Ankhi Das, whose name came up in a recent controversy over alleged bias by the social networking large in coping with hate speeches, has resigned from her place in the firm, news agency Reuters reported on Tuesday evening.

Ms. Das’s resignation comes weeks after each the company and she faced questions – both internally from staff and from the government – over how political content is regulated on the massively popular social media platform; Fb has more than 300 million customers in India alone.

Final week Ms. Das appeared earlier than a parliamentary panel – in reference to knowledge privateness issues – and was questioned for almost two hours, sources informed NDTV.

Fb was informed that it can not use the non-public knowledge of residents for “inferential” functions in promoting or enterprise or elections. MPs throughout events reportedly requested particular questions on what proportion of Fb’s income is spent on safeguards for knowledge safety

Ankhi Das had confronted criticism after a US information report in August alleged that she had resisted making use of hate-speech guidelines to a politician from the ruling BJP. When a panel of MPs summoned Fb’s final month to explain the allegations, it was not Ankhi Das however the firm’s business head Ajit Mohan who appeared and fielded questions.

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