Did Facebook fearfully reject the Bajrang Dal as a dangerous organization?

 15 Dec 2020 ( IBTN Bureau )

According to a news in Times of India, an English newspaper published from India, Facebook India refused to consider Bajrang Dal as a dangerous organization because it could have attacked its employees and affected its business.

The Times of India has written the news quoting a report from the American newspaper Wall Street Journal.

According to this report, the demand to include the Bajrang Dal in a dangerous organization had arisen since the attack on a church outside Delhi in June 2020.

The members of the Bajrang Dal took responsibility for this. The attackers claimed that the church was built in place of the Hindu temple.

According to the newspaper, the report also said that Facebook has also mentioned the danger of ban on Sanatan Sanstha and Shri Ram Sena.

Facebook's safety team came to the conclusion in early 2020 that the Bajrang Dal supports violence against minorities across India and can be considered a dangerous organization. However, Facebook India rejected this advice.

According to the newspaper, Wall Street General quoted Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone as saying that his employees and business could be difficult due to the Bajrang Dal and there was a discussion. This was part of the standard process.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has shared a video clip of a news channel showing the Wall Street Journal report. Rahul Gandhi wrote, "One more confirmation of BJP-RSS controlling Facebook in India".

At the same time, Facebook has denied favoritism to any political party. A Facebook spokesperson told the Times of India, "We implement our policy of dangerous organizations and individuals without any political or party affiliation."

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has told the Times of India that the organization will take legal action against the Wall Street Journal to discredit it. The Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad are part of the RSS family.


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