Facebook avoids Delhi hearing over 'hate speech'

Tuesday, 15. September 2020 11:35

Delhi Assembly panel on Tuesday issued a final notice to Facebook after no one from the company showed before the committee that is hearing allegations against the company and has summoned its Managing Director. Peace and Harmony Committee Chairman and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha called Facebook's move not just a "contempt of Assembly, but an insult to the Delhiites."

"Facebook's letter is in disregard of the committee's privilege. Facebook's refusal to appear before the committee is an attempt to conceal crucial facts in relation to its role in the Delhi riots," said Chadha, adding that, if Facebook's vice president and managing director don't show up, "the committee will not desist from using all its powers including coercive steps."

The decision of the Delhi Assembly panel came after Facebook asked the panel to withdraw a summon notice on alleged inaction in hate speech cases.

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