Whistleblower: Facebook deliberately ignored anti-Muslim content in India
The former Facebook employee Frances Haugen claimed Facebook took little action to prevent the provocative anti-Muslim narratives from being promoted on their platform in India.
The former product manager on Facebook’s civic misinformation team, now its whistleblower Frances Haugen has cited internal company documents to explain how the company has approached the main issues and debates around social media in India over the past seven years.
She has said that “fear-mongering” and “dehumanising” content was being promoted by Facebook accounts associated with Indian nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is seen as the ideological source of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Anti-Muslim narratives have targeted pro-Hindu communities with the intent of violence and incitement, Haugen said in the document….