Facebook’s public policy head for India Ankhi Das quits: Read full statement

Her resignation came about two-and-a-half-months after she first shot into the limelight due to the allegations of opposing enforcement of hate-speech rules in the country.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com

Facebook’s public policy head for India, South and Central Asia Ankhi Das on Tuesday left the company amid the row over regulating political content.

Her resignation came about two-and-a-half-months after she first shot into the limelight due to the allegations of opposing enforcement of hate-speech rules in the country.

Here is the full text of her statement:

I have decided to step down from Facebook after long service to its mission of connecting people and building communities to pursue my personal interest in public service.

When I joined Facebook in 2011, internet growth in the country was woefully low and I often wondered how social and economic asymmetries will be addressed.

We were a small unlisted startup back then guided only by our mission and purpose to connect people in India. After nine long years, I feel that the mission has largely been met. There is an enormous amount I have learnt from incredibly smart and talented people in the company, particularly form people on the policy team. This is a special company and a special group of people.

Thank you, Mark for creating something beautiful for the world. I hope I have served you and the company well.

I know we will be in touch on Facebook.

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