No element in Bajrang Dal’s content to require a ban: Facebook India head | India News

NEW DELHI: Facebook fact-checking team has not found any content that needs a ban the Bajrang Dalsaid the Indian boss of the social media giant Ajit Mohan a parliamentary body on Wednesday, sources said.
Mohan deposed before the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Congress director Shashi Tharoor. The committee had called him on the subject of data security for citizens.
Mohan was accompanied by Shivnath Thukral, the public order director at Facebook.
Congressman Karti Chidambaram and Tharoor interviewed Mohan about a recent report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that the social media giant is unwilling to share the Bajrang Dal on its platform for financial reasons and concerns about the safety of its employees to forbid. the sources said.
The WSJ report suggested that despite an internal assessment calling for a ban on Bajrang Dal, Facebook did not take action against the nationalist group of Hindus for these reasons.
In response to questions from panel members, Mohan said that the Facebook factual team advisor had not yet found any such element in the content posted by Bajrang Dal that violated his social media guidelines.
Further question him, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey When asked if Bajrang Dal’s content did not violate its social media guidelines, Facebook did not reject the WSJ report, calling it fake.