Facebook Refuses To Accept Delhi Assembly’s Notice, AAP’s Raghav Chadha Reacts

“Facebook’s letter is in disregard of committee’s privilege,” says the legislator.

Sohil Nikam

September 16, 2020

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Facebook India, on Tuesday, asked the Delhi Assembly to withdraw a notice that was sent to the social network regarding its alleged inaction over hate speech cases. The platform has refused the notice saying that the matter falls within the Centre’s purview. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which leads the Delhi Government has hit back sharply at the social network. The party’s MLA Raghav Chadha has called Facebook’s reply a “disregard to the committee’s privilege.”

Facebook India has said in its reply to the Delhi assembly, “The regulation of intermediaries like Facebook fall within the exclusive authority of the Union of India. Given that the matters are under consideration by Parliament, we object to the Notice and request you recall it.” Regarding this, Chadha has said, “Facebook’s refusal to appear before the committee is an attempt to conceal crucial facts in relation to its role in the Delhi riots. The fresh summons will be issued to it in line with principles of natural justice.”

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