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Facebook charged BJP less for India election ads than others

By Kumar Sambhav & Nayantara Ranganathan / Aljazeera New Delhi, India–Facebook’s algorithm offers cheaper advertisement deals to India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over other political...

23 Facebook Ghost Advertisers Pumped Rs 5 Crore into ‘Promoting’ BJP

In a blatant violation of its own rule of not favouring any political party or promoting its views, Facebook allowed several ghost and surrogate...

How a Reliance-funded firm boosts BJP’s campaigns on Facebook

By Kumar Sambhav and Nayantara Ranganathan / Aljazeera  New Delhi, India – In the 2019 parliamentary elections, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded a Hindu ascetic...

As religious riots grow in India, critics accuse Facebook of fanning the flames

By Raksha Kumar Facebook removed from its platform a US sitting president whose words inspired people to violence in January 2021. But it hasn't done...

Facebook stalling report on human rights impact in India, allege whistleblowers

By Kari Paul Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen and other prominent whistleblowers have renewed calls for Facebook to release a long-awaited report on its impact in India,...

Facebook fails to terminate hate speech propagator Suresh Rajput, YouTube suspends his channel

BY POOJA CHAUDHURI On November 9, Yati Narsinghanad disciple Suresh Rajput uploaded a video on Facebook about AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi, where he referred to Muslims...

Facebook and India’s Paradox of Inclusion

By Vinay Sitapati The leak in October of internal documents from the technology giant Facebook has revealed damning details about the company’s practices. The firm, which...

Farm laws: Sikhs being targeted by fake social media profiles

By Shruti Menon and Flora Carmichael A network of fake social media profiles of people claiming to be Sikhs, and promoting divisive narratives, has been...

FB & Delhi Riots: How Does the Platform Keep Evading Responsibility?

Social media giant Facebook feared a crackdown in India by taking actions against right-wing groups Bajrang Dal, Sanatan Sanstha and Sri Ram Sena for...