From the first hearing of the Delhi Assembly’s Committee for Peace and Harmony on Tuesday on the allegations of bias against Facebook, it became clear that there is a lot that the world does not know about the platform’s content moderation policies. A number of these issues have been highlighted throughout the years but Wall Street Journal’s August 14 article, that reported the platform’s refusal to take down hate speech posted by leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) threw them in sharp relief in India. As a result, the Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee, constituted in March 2020 after the Delhi riots, chaired by Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav Chadha, summoned two witnesses for expert opinions on the subject: journalists Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Nikhil Pahwa. Thakurta co-authored “The Real Face of Facebook in India” along with journalist…
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