Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias

Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias
Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias
Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias
Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias

Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias

Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias

Opposition INDIA Bloc Writes to Meta and Google CEOs Over Social Media Bias

The Opposition INDIA bloc, representing 28 Indian political parties, has written to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, expressing concerns about their social media platforms allegedly aiding communal hatred and showing bias. The letters follow reports by The Washington Post, which highlighted the alleged bias of Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube toward India’s ruling BJP and the Narendra Modi government. The Opposition parties called for the platforms to maintain neutrality in the upcoming elections and expressed concerns about the spread of divisive propaganda. They demanded that Meta and Google’s operations in India remain neutral, emphasizing the importance of preserving India’s democratic ideals and social harmony.

Key Points:

  • The INDIA bloc, an alliance of 28 opposition parties, wrote to Meta and Google CEOs, highlighting concerns about social media bias and its impact on communal harmony in India.
  • The letters were prompted by reports in The Washington Post that exposed alleged bias in Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube.
  • The opposition parties expressed concerns about the spread of divisive propaganda by BJP members and supporters through these platforms.
  • They demanded that Meta and Google’s operations in India remain neutral and not interfere in India’s democracy.
  • The INDIA bloc emphasized the importance of preserving India’s democratic ideals and social harmony, especially during the upcoming elections.
  • They cited concerns about algorithmic moderation, suppression of opposition leaders’ content, and the promotion of ruling party content on these platforms.

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