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Facebook India policy head quits after row over content

Facebook India acknowledged Das’s resignation and said she played an instrumental role in the growth of the company.
Ankhi will be replaced by Shivnath Thukral who was the managing director of Carnegie India.(LinkedIn/Ankhi Das)
Ankhi will be replaced by Shivnath Thukral who was the managing director of Carnegie India.(LinkedIn/Ankhi Das)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Facebook’s India head of public policy Ankhi Das quits after row over regulating political content

“Ankhi has decided to step down from her role in Facebook to pursue her interest in public service. Ankhi was one of our earliest employees in India and played an instrumental role in the growth of the company and its services over the last 9 years,” Ajit Mohan, Managing Director India of Facebook, said in an e-mailed statement.
(Linkedin/Ankhi Das)
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Updated on Oct 27, 2020 08:08 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar

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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India’s data protection law has potential to propel digital economy: Facebook

The company’s comment came following a hearing by a Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill, 2019, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
Facebook India’s policy head Ankhi Das appeared before the Joint Committee of Parliament.(AP)
Facebook India’s policy head Ankhi Das appeared before the Joint Committee of Parliament.(AP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

BJP alleges Cong-Facebook nexus, new report says Das took credit for ‘Modi’s campaign’

Facebook has been courting controversy since earlier this month when reports emerged that Das had allegedly let communal posts by members of the ruling BJP slide, even though they were in violation of its hate-speech policy
Facebook had said that the reports were taken out of context.(REUTERS)
Facebook had said that the reports were taken out of context.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 03:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Launch criminal enquiry into BJP-Facebook nexus, says CPI(M)

Members of several opposition parties want Facebook to explain the role of its India policy head Ankhi Das in the alleged violations of its hate speech policy
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told Hindustan Times that the party will take up the issue in Parliament.(PTI)
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told Hindustan Times that the party will take up the issue in Parliament.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Facebook employees raise questions in open letter

An open letter written to Facebook’s leadership by 11 employees on one internal platform demands company leaders acknowledge and denounce “anti-Muslim bigotry” and ensure more policy consistency.
The employees’ letter also demanded that Facebook’s “policy team in India (and elsewhere) includes diverse representation.”(Reuters File Photo)
The employees’ letter also demanded that Facebook’s “policy team in India (and elsewhere) includes diverse representation.”(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 02:16 AM IST
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New Delhi/Bengaluru | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Why Facebook is wrong, yet again |Opinion

Its commercial model incentivises hate speech, threatens democracy, and disrupts peace
Indian citizens must have the tools to hold the tech industry accountable(AP)
Indian citizens must have the tools to hold the tech industry accountable(AP)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 05:57 AM IST
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Chhattisgarh Police files FIR against Facebook’s Ankhi Das

The FIR was registered after Tiwari was named in a complaint registered by Delhi Police’s cyber cell on the basis of a charge levelled against him by Das on Sunday.
In her complaint, Ankhi Das alleged receiving death threats and social media abuse after a report in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) suggested that Facebook was biased towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in censoring hate speech.(live hindustan)
In her complaint, Ankhi Das alleged receiving death threats and social media abuse after a report in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) suggested that Facebook was biased towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in censoring hate speech.(live hindustan)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 10:36 AM IST
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