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Social media platforms are unable to tackle the speed and scale of hate, are being manipulated by identity politics and a manufactured sense of offence and offendedness.
French parliament now has a law mandating social media and tech firms such as Twitter, Facebook and Google remove hateful content within 24 hours of being flagged.
Mark Zuckerberg led-Facebook has announced a new oversight board for content moderation.
Amit Shah had once said BJP workers have the power to make anything go viral, even fake news. The IT cell is proving just that during a global pandemic.
A Delhi HC bench has issued notices to the Indian subsidiaries of Google, Facebook and Twitter on K.N. Govindacharya’s plea.
The top court bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, said that while the court wishes for peace, it has limitations and is not equipped to handle such pressure.
Delhi BJP chief and MP Manoj Tiwari says an independent agency should be constituted to look into all such cases and decide what is hate speech and what is not.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the court that Delhi LG had authorised him to represent Delhi Police. Kejriwal govt’s counsel Rahul Mehra disputed this.
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said strict action should be taken against any leader, irrespective of his party affiliation, if he has made provocative speeches.
Facebook has been under constant fire from developing countries like India, Brazil and Myanmar over its lack of monitoring hate speech and fake news.