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Telangana BJP MLA Banned By Facebook For Violating Hate Speech Policy

Hyderabad: Fb on Thursday banned BJP MLA from Hyderabad, T. Raja Singh, who’s on the centre of an issue that erupted after a report in ‘Wall Street Journal’ that Fb’s content material insurance policies favoured the BJP.

The social media big banned the legislator from its platform and Instagram for violating its coverage that prohibits content material selling violence and hate.

“We have banned Raja Singh from Facebook for violating our policy prohibiting those that promote or engage in violence and hate from having a presence on our platform,” a Fb spokesperson stated.

The method for evaluating potential violators is in depth and it’s what led us to Fb’s determination to take away his account, it added.

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The motion got here amid mounting strain on Fb over its dealing with of hate content material being circulated by members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP).

After Fb banned him over content material selling hate, Singh stated banning him made no sense as he had not been utilizing Fb since April final yr.

Raja Singh stated his official Fb web page was eliminated and he had tweeted on April 1, 2019 desirous to know the rationale from Fb.

Apparently, the controversial legislator additionally tagged a letter dated October 8, 2018 and addressed to extra deputy commissioner of police, Hyderabad, complaining that his official Fb web page (RajaSinghOfficial) was hacked.

The letter additionally mentions that he acquired an e mail from Fb stating that he was eliminated as admin from the Fb web page.

Earlier, speaking to reporters, he stated he welcomed the Fb ban on many accounts being run on the social media website in his identify illegally.

Reacting to reviews of Fb banning him, the controversial legislator stated he was grateful to the social media big for eradicating all accounts working illegally.

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He additionally urged Fb to permit him to re-open his official account, which he alleged, was hacked in 2018.

“I have learnt that Facebook has removed all accounts in my name. My followers and workers had these accounts. Facebook has taken a good step because all these accounts and pages were being operated illegally without my knowledge,” Raja Singh instructed reporters.

“At the same time I request Facebook to permit me to re-open my official account. It was hacked in 2018. I am ready to submit the proof in this regard,” he stated.

Singh stated he would write to Fb to request it to allow him to re-open his official account.

(IANS)

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