Facebook’s parent company Meta is not moderating anti-Muslim hate from India – with disastrous consequences. Why?
Hate speech directed at religious minorities has become a routine feature of public life in India.
From 2009 to 2014 there were 19 instances of hostile rhetoric towards minorities by high-ranking politicians. But from 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) entered government, to the start of 2022 there were 348 such instances – a surge of 1,130 percent.
Today, some genocide experts speak of a possible genocide against India’s Muslims.
In this article, MEE examines how Meta, one of the biggest media organisations in the world, has become a broadcaster of genocidal hate speech through Facebook, with potentially nightmarish consequences.