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A Congressional Briefing on HATE SPEECH ON FACEBOOK INDIA: META SUPPRESSES FACT-FINDING REPORT
July 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
On July 14, 2022, Meta released its first-ever human rights report. The company said this report covered the two calendar years of 2020 and 2021.
Immediately, global human rights groups slammed Meta for its failure to acknowledge the severity of hate speech on Facebook in India, especially by Hindu supremacists connected with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and Bharatiya Janata Party, as well as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s Nazi-inspired ideological parent.
Join this briefing to hear globally renowned experts –
Sophie Zhang, whistleblower, US-based data scientist, formerly with Facebook Site Integrity fake engagement team. Zhang has exposed abusive political manipulation and opposition harassment networks in over two dozen countries, including India
Meetali Jain, Deputy Director, Reset.tech, with two decades of experience as a lawyer, academic, and campaigner, in the US and South Africa
Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation of India, activist for democracy and internet freedom, Ashok Fellow for digital rights
Mohan Datta, Professor of Communications and Director, Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research & Evaluation (CARE), Massey University, New Zealand