Facebook bans India ruling party politician over anti-Muslim hate speech

Facebookhas banned an outspoken right-wingIndianpolitician for spreading hate speech aboutMuslimsas thesocial mediagiant battles accusations of bias over its handling of rival parties in the key market.T. Raja Singh, a regional lawmaker for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party, was blocked “for violating our policy prohibiting those that promote or engage in violence and hate from having a presence on our platform”, a Facebook spokesman said.An “extensive” process was followed in making the decision to block Raja Singh, the spokesman added.Raja, who made headlines for reportedly saying …

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