New Delhi – Facebook India informed a parliamentary panel on information and technology that it did not find any objectionable content on Bajrang Dal’s Facebook page. Facebook India head Ajit Mohan provided this information to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. The Committee had summoned Ajit Mohan on the issue of the citizens’ data safety. The Wall Street Journal had recently reported that Facebook had declined to include Bajrang Dal in a list of ‘dangerous’ organisations.
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- The panel headed by Shashi Tharoor also had Congress MP Karti Chidambaram. He questioned Ajit Mohan about the Wall Street Journal report regarding 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 Facebook did not deny the Wall Street Journal report and tag it as fake news.