Facebook refused to classify Bajrang Dal as ‘dangerous’ : WSJ report

Facebook clarifies that there is no discrimaination

  • The Indian Government should take legal action against ‘Wall Street Journal’ for terming Hindu organisations as violent. India should also impose a ban on sale of such newspapers and their websites.
  • Is ‘Wall Street Journal’ unaware of the Facebook accounts of jihadi terrorists ? When an account of Dr. Zakir Naik who is idol of jihadi terrorists is in operation on Facebook, why does ‘Wall Street Journal’ not advise Facebook to close it ?
  • Realise the extremse hatred of ‘Wall Street Journal’ toward Hindus. Why does ‘Wall Street Journal’ not speak about the racism and discrimination in the US ?

New Delhi –  Facebook India refused to classify Bajrang Dal as a “dangerous organisation” on the platform, saying it could spark “physical attacks” against the company’s staff and harm their business prospects, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal newspaper.

The issue was flagged after a Pentecostal church was attacked outside New Delhi in June, the WSJ report said. The attackers punched a pastor, claimed the church was built on a Hindu temple and installed an idol, the report said.

Facebook, however, denied any bias against or towards any political party. “We ban individuals or entities after following a careful, rigorous, and multi-disciplinary process. We enforce our Dangerous Organizations and Individuals policy globally without regard to political position or party affiliation,” a Facebook spokesperson told a newspaper.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad joint General Secretary Surendra Jain told TOI that the organisation would initiate legal proceedings against the WSJ for “defaming it”. “This is a conspiracy primarily to defame and insult India under the garb of attacking Bajrang Dal. We will not accept this insult and will take legal action against WSJ,” said Jain, who has also been a senior office-bearer of the Bajrang Dal in the past.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi shared a video clip of a news channel NDTV which aired the WSJ report and wrote, “Further confirmation that BJP-RSS control Facebook in India”. (Rahul Gandhi and NDTV, both are known to Hindu-baiters. – Editor)

No violent contents
on Bajrang Dal page : Facebook

Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan informed Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, that it did not find any objectionable content on Bajrang Dal’s Facebook page.
The panel headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also had Congress MP Karti Chidambaram. He questioned Ajit Mohan about the Wall Street Journal report regarding placing a ban on Bajrang Dal.

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey asked if the Bajrang Dal content was not found to be violating its social media policies, why did Facebook not deny or refute the Wall Street Journal report and tag it as fake news.