Delhi Legislative assembly summons Fb India over 2020 riots

The Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Concord on Friday summoned representatives from Fb India to testify on November 2 over the February 2020 riots within the nationwide capital.

In a letter, the Committee mentioned that it’s going to give attention to social media big’s position in curbing false and malicious messages that might trigger disharmony within the society.

“Since Fb has lakhs of customers within the NCT of Delhi, the Committee has determined to listen to the views of consultant(s) of Fb India.”

The Committee was constituted after the Northeast Delhi riots came about between anti and pro-Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) protesters.

The time of the mayhem coincided with former US President Donald Trump’s maiden journey to India.

The letter additional mentioned that varied individuals together with journalists, former bureaucrats and neighborhood leaders have appeared earlier than the Committee to supply their proof and strategies.

“The Committee has noticed and is of the opinion that social media has a vital position in curbing the unfold of false, provocative and malicious messages, which may fan the violence and disharmony.”

The Committee has requested Fb India to ship a reliable senior consultant(s), who’re properly conversant with the difficulty however on the similar time requested the social media firm to limit the variety of representatives to a minimal as a result of Covid-19 scenario.

“The failure to ship a consultant will result in initiation of proceedings for breach breach of privilege/contempt of the Meeting,” the letter added.

Over 50 folks had died on this riots, one-third of which belonged to a minority neighborhood.

A number of viral posts over social media, primarily Fb, added gas to the hearth.

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