Facebook: Fire Ankhi Das for calling Muslims degenerates & Interfering in Indian elections

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Facebook: Fire Ankhi Das for calling Muslims degenerates & Interfering in Indian elections

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To Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook CEO: 

The day before Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi and the BJP swept to victory in the 2014 general elections, Ankhi Das – your head of Facebook’s public policy in India – wrote, “We lit a fire to his social media campaign and the rest is of course history,” on a group designed for the social media giant’s employees in the country*. Even though this violated Facebook's pledge to remain neutral in elections around the world, these posts remained up until this week. 

Ankhi Das also called India’s Muslims a “degenerate community". I am an Indian Muslim residing in US and I am shocked that Facebook has not taken any action thus far on such an employee. I would like to ask you Mr. Zuckerburg, would you have tolerated a similar post about Black or other minority communities in the US?

To give a little history, India's Hindu govt has behaved like a dictatorship and has terrorized its minorities and has encouraged large scale hate campaigns on social media to introduce divisiveness in society. The same Narendra Modi was refused a visa to the US because of the genocidal pogrom of Muslims (2000 killed/lynched) that happened under his rule when he was the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat in 2002. The BJP government has  mostly succeeded due to the policies of Facebook and their employees like Ankhi Das. Just one instance, Das, earlier this year, opposed moves to ban from the platform Telangana BJP MLA T. Raja Singh and other “Hindu nationalist individuals and groups” out of fear of ruining the company’s relationship with the ruling party. Singh made a series of posts and comments which targeted Muslims. He said Rohingya Muslims refugees should be “shot”, called Indian Muslims traitors and also threatened to raze mosques.

Ankhi Das' blatant use of the platform to further BJP's agenda has so far been ignored by Facebook

We demand that Facebook fire Ankhi Das and her entire cohort who have supported her in this hate campaign. We need ACTION, RIGHT NOW!!

Resources:

*https://thewire.in/tech/facebook-ankhi-das-modi-bjp-support-wsj-new-report

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/ankhi-das-facebook-india-modi-bjp_in_5f4c7f4fc5b697186e37f2d1

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-hate-speech-india-politics-muslim-hindu-modi-zuckerberg-11597423346

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