How Raja Singh reacts after Facebook bans him

Hyderabad(Hyd): After Facebook(FB) banned him over content fostering hate, Telangana (TL)’s lone BJP MLA T. Raja Singh on Thu. stated banning him made no sense as he’d not being utilizing Facebook(FB) from Apr previous year.

On his own twitter account(a/c), he wrote, ” Friends,

I’ve rec’d information using media that I’ve being banned by

@Facebook(FB)

for the so called debatable speeches of mine

2018 https://twitter.com/TigerRajaSingh/status/1049187221063061504

2019 https://twitter.com/TigerRajaSingh/status/1112661639466283009

I’d like to clear that I’ve not being utilizing FB from Apr 2019

So, banning me makes no sense”.

Facebook(FB) bans Raja Singh

Under stress for weeks over its handling of hate speech, Facebook(FB) today stated that it’s banned the MLA from its platform & Instagram for violating its policy on content fostering violence & hate.

“We’ve banned Raja Singh from Facebook(FB) for violating our policy prohibiting those that foster (or) engage in violence & hate from having a presence on our platform.

Procedure

“The procedure for evaluating potential violators is extensive & it’s what commanded us to this call,” a Facebook(FB) firm spokesman stated in an announcement.

Facebook(FB) — that counts India(In) amongst its highest markets with over 300 mln consumers — was within the eye of a storm after a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) record claimed that Facebook(FB)’s content policies favoured the governing party in India(In).

The record had claimed that Facebook(FB) had neglected posts including hate speech by BJP MLA Raja Singh. From afterwards, the ruling BJP & Congress were trading barbs over the social media(SM) giant’s claimed bias.

Within the wake of the WSJ record, a Parliamentary panel had summoned Facebook(FB) representatives to debate the problem of claimed misuse of the social media(SM) platform on Wed..

On Tue., IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had also written to Facebook(FB) chief Mark Zuckerberg accusing the social media(SM) platform’s employees of supporting citizens from a political predisposition that lost successive elections, & “abusing” the PM & Sr. cabinet ministers.

As per sources, the call to delete Singh from that platform has been taken after an extensive procedure that the firm follows in determining that persons meet the criteria for policy violation & the work (5) were ongoing for sometime to review Singh’s actions.

The firm had formerly eliminated the content Singh had published that violated its policies, involving its hate speech policies, however the call to ban Singh from that platform was taken as of now, one such sources stated.

Post the ban, Singh was designated under Facebook(FB)’s dangerous persons & organisations policy, & he’ll not be permitted to retain a presence on the platform going forward.

Facebook(FB), Instagram

As a part of the procedure, Singh won’t be permitted on Facebook(FB) (or) its photo & video-sharing platform Instagram. The firm going to delete pages, teams & accounts set as many as portray him. Although, it’ll continue to permit a wider conversation of him, involving praise & help.

The other source stated the signals utilized by Facebook(FB) to determine dangerous persons & organisations contain whether they’ve named for (or) directly carried out acts of violence over citizens on the basis of factors like race, ethnicity, (or) domestic origin.

Different parameters that have been taken into account(a/c) contain verifying whether they’re a self-described (or) detected follower of a hateful ideology; (or) they’ve utilized hate speech on Facebook(FB), Instagram, (or) different social media(SM) websites, the source stated.

To date, the firm has banned a range of teams & persons around the world for violating this policy.

The social media(SM) giant utilizes a mix of technology tools & reviewers to take (2) action over content violating its policies. In Q2 2022, it’d eliminated over four mln pieces of content tied to hate teams, over 96 percent of that has been eliminated before anybody recorded it.