Former Congressman Rahul Gandhi attacked the social media giant Facebook on Wednesday and denounced it as “worse for democracy”.
Gandhi shared a collection of news items on Twitter, accusing the social media giant of helping the BJP reach out to voters in the election.
“It’s worse for democracy,” Gandhi said on Twitter.
He also shared a report with Al Jazeera and The Reporters’ Collective, and said Facebook had offered him cheaper BJP offers for election announcements compared to other political parties.
In Lok Sabha, Congress President Sonia Gandhi called on the government to end the alleged “systematic interference” of Facebook and other social media giants in India’s election policy on Wednesday.
“I urge the government to end the electoral politics of the world’s largest democracy with the systematic interference and influence of giants on Facebook and other social networks. This is beyond partisan politics,” he said in his zero-hour quote.
“We need to protect democracy and social harmony regardless of who is in power,” Sonia Gandhi said.
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