American newspaper’s new disclosure on Facebook controversy Ankhi Das’s internal messages surfaced. Some more new information has emerged between the impact of Facebook in Indian politics and questions arising about its policy. The American newspaper Wall Street Journal has once again made some important claims related to Facebook senior officer Ankhi Das. It has been said that Ankhi Das praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a different way. Describing the defeat of the Congress in the election as liberation after thirty years of on-the-ground hard work. Also, questions have been raised about his role in Chunavi campaign.
American newspaper’s new disclosure on Facebook controversy Ankhi Das’s internal messages surfaced
Ankhi Das is also the India public policy head of Facebook and recently the Wall Street Journal itself claimed in its news that Facebook adopted double standards on the hate speech of BJP leaders. It was said that Ankhi Das opposed the ban on hate speech of such leaders associated with BJP. After this claim, this matter caught a lot of weight in the country. Letters have also been written officially on behalf of the Congress to Facebook on this issue. Rahul Gandhi has even alleged that Facebook and WhatsApp are in possession of BJP and RSS and they use it to spread fake news and hate.
Amidst the controversy, now the Wall Street Journal has once again revealed new information based on another post written by Ankhi Das.
What are the new claims
Ankhi Das wrote on the Congress’s defeat in the election, “After all, India got freedom from state socialism through thirty years of ground work”. On the other hand, Narendra Modi was described as a strongman for victory.
Such posts of Ankhi Das have been reported from 2012 to 2014, which were sent to the group of Facebook team working in India. However, anyone could see these posts. At that time, there were hundreds of employees in this group. Some Facebook employees have said that the things Ankhi Das told were contradictory to the company’s policy of fairness.
What did facebook say
Facebook has defended Ankhi Das and said that he did not show undue favoritism. Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said, “The post has been misinterpreted.” It has also been said on behalf of the company that the company is against anti-Muslim bigotry.
Question on Ankhi Das’s role in elections
The Wall Street Journal has also written in its report that Ankhi Das joined Facebook in 2011. This was the time when Facebook was increasing its interference in the world of politics. During this time, many political parties in India were also told about the better use of Facebook. In 2012, the work of reaching out to the public through Facebook was also done for the BJP in Gujarat. BJP won and Narendra Modi once again became the Chief Minister. On this, Ankhi Das wrote, “The success of our Gujarat campaign.” After this, a campaign of national elections was run for Narendra Modi and BJP. That is, the campaign was run for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Katy Harbath, an associate of Ankhi Das, wrote that Ankhi Das addressed Narendra Modi as India’s George W. Bush. Apart from this, the Wall Street Journal has written that Ankhi Das had already made his intentions clear. When a Facebook colleague raised questions about whether there was more Congress following on Facebook than Modi’s page, Ankhi Das said, “Don’t humiliate them by comparing them to Congress.” Well, don’t let my bias show. ”
Not only this, inside, Ankhi Das was also advocating that Facebook is benefiting from working with BJP. Ankhi Das also wrote that we have been lobbying for months to include him in our priorities. Now they want to win the election. At the end of the Facebook campaign of 2014 elections, before the result came, Ankhi Das had also talked to one of his colleagues about the BJP’s victory.
No action on fake Facebook page
The Wall Street Journal has also reported about the role of Ankhi Das in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It has been written in the report that BJP was not asked for a fake Facebook page and Ankhi Das stopped it from doing so. Whereas Congress was treated according to policy. However, on behalf of Facebook, BJP has been denied the point of cooperation or favoritism