"I write to register my vehement disdain and alarm pertaining to the recent revelations made by former employees of Facebook Inc. regarding their internal policies and action taken relating to the moderation of content on your platform," Congress MP from Assam, Gaurav Gogoi said in a letter to Facebook India's Managing Director Ajit Mohan on November 11. Meta, formerly Facebook, is facing increasing pressure from the Indian political class after internal company documents that were recently leaked by a whistleblower showed that Facebook failed to take action on hate speech even after employees flagged them internally. Gogoi also asked the India MD about steps taken by Facebook India to rectify its mismanagement while Rohan Gupta, the Congress party's head of social media, wrote to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding an investigation into the company's actions in India The controversy has triggered lawmakers around the world to call for accountability from the social media giant. In India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology reportedly sent a letter to Facebook asking for more information on its algorithms and country operations, the Congress party has asked for a Joint Parliamentary Committee-led investigation into Facebook's actions here, and Delhi's legislative assembly has also renewed its investigation into the platform's role in the 2020 riots. The issues raised in Gogoi's letter In his letter, Gaurav Gogoi raised the following issues- 1. Facebook's impact on the mental health of teens: "Ms. Haugen’s documents reveal that Facebook Inc suppressed internal research that raised concerns about the…
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