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Top Facebook policy executive Ankhi Das quits

Ankhi Das, Facebook public public policy director for India, South, and Central Asia has quit the company, two months after a Wall Street Journal report that she intervened to shield hate speech by a BJP leader and showed favoritism towards the ruling party.  Das had reportedly shielded at least another three Hindu nationalists and groups that were flagged internally for promoting or participating in violence. She is reportedly leaving to pursue her interest in public service, per TechCrunch, which first reported her departure. According to WSJ's reports in August, Das’s intervention was part of a broader pattern of favoritism by Facebook towards the BJP and Hindu nationalists. The findings blew holes into Facebook’s claims of being neutral in governing content, without favour to any group or powers. The BJP leader in question, T. Raja Singh, had said that Rohingya Muslim…

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