New Delhi: A hidden ‘blacklist’ maintained by Facebook has come to the fore to ensure that digital is not used by anyone as a medium to incite violence or promote any illegal criminal activities. The list contains the names of many terrorist, extremist or extremist organizations which are based outside India.
Intercept Facebook published a “list of dangerous individuals and organizations” as part of a report after accessing the documents.
The documents bearing the names of banned individuals or organizations include several Indian terrorist, extremist or extremist organizations. These include prominent names like Communist Party of India-Maoist, Indian Mujahideen, Sanatan Sanstha and All Tripura Tiger Force.
The Facebook DIO list includes the names of the following organizations based outside India:
- All Tripura Tiger Force
- al alam media
- Communist Party of India – Maoist
- Kanglipak Communist Party
- Khalistan Tiger Force
- Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland – Isaac-Muivah Terror South Asia, India
- People’s Revolutionary Party of Kanglepaki
- Sanatan Sanstha
The history of the document dates back to 2012, when there was an uproar in Congress (US) and the United Nations against digital platforms such as Facebook which were believed to be actively used to recruit individuals for terrorist activities. .
In response, Facebook decided to ban organizations with records of terrorist activities. This policy later became known as the Dangerous Persons and Organizations (DIO) policy.
According to Intercept According to the report, Facebook is believed to be currently using this policy to blacklist 4,000 people and organizations, including “politicians, authors, charities, hospitals, hundreds of musical acts, and long-dead historical figures”. Are included.
Facebook has not disputed the blacklist issued by The Intercept, but it does, however, claim that the company keeps the list secret because disclosing it could put its employees at risk.
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