Facebook India to appear in front of Delhi Assembly’s Committee


New Delhi: In a major development after the Delhi riots that shook the capital in February 2020. Facebook India’s Public Policy Director Shivnath Thukral and Director (Legal) GV Anand Bhushan are going to appear in front of Delhi Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Harmony tomorrow i.e. 18th November.
Earlier on 9th July 2021, The SC gave rights to Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony committees to question Facebook India officials as a valid party. The committee is chaired by AAP MLA Raghav Chadha at present.
In an official letter, Public Policy Director Shivnath Thukral stated, “We again thank you for the opportunity to appear before the Committee on Peace and Harmony Committee to provide our views to assist the Committee in its ‘aims to recommend preventative and remedial measures concerning issues of governance, social cohesion, unity, brotherhood and peace and ‘to strengthen overall social and economic development through communal harmony. 
He added,” Facebook shares the Committee’s aim to improve harmony among religious communities, linguistic communities, and social groups and will continue to do it in future.”
On October 29, Delhi Legislative Assembly’s committee on ‘Peace and Harmony’ had decided to take a call upon Facebook India to send a senior representative on the “role of social media in curbing the spread of false and malicious messages which can fan disharmony and affect peace”. 
Facebook is already in trouble as various reports of Facebook purposely promoting hate speeches and explicit content have erupted in News. 


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