Bengaluru: Under the chairmanship of Shashi Tharoor, the Department Related Standing Committee for Information Technology, Facebook India managing director Ajit Mohan has accepted that he worked as a consultant for Kerala Congress, as reported by News18. 

It is also interesting to note that Mohan was also involved with the Planning Commission and Ministry of Urban Development during the UPA government.

As revealed by the website, he also told the committee that he has withdrawn all his articles written against the present-day government and Modi. 

The meeting with the Facebook managing director was arranged in the wake of Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad writing a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, apprising him of bias of employees in the organisation and left-inclined fact-checkers are working so as to create an opinion against the Union government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Quoting sources, the website added that BJP MPs spoke about the International Fact Checking Network Committee and appointments by Facebook. Its head Kanchan Kaur has been using “derogatory language” against the ruling dispensation, including attacking PM Narendra Modi.

On groups like ‘Facebook For Muslims’ 

The website adds that the MPs also asked what action was taken about the setting up of groups like ‘Facebook For Muslims’ by the company’s employees. The social media giant said it has no such policy in place to block or object to such matters.

The MPs also questioned the organisation why slogans like Jai Shri Ram and posts of gods and goddesses were being branded as communal. They also sought answers on why posts on distorted maps of India were not deleted. 

The website adds that more than 150 questions were asked and the organisation has agreed to give written answers for the same. 

While Shashi Tharoor sought one more meeting on the same, but his term will end on September 12 and the committee will be reconstituted.