An online webinar on Hinduphobic Facebook highlighted the need for an alternative indigenous social media platform. The event was organized by the Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and was addressed by Telangana MLA Raja Singh and Sanatan Sanstha’s National Spokesperson Shri Chetan Ranhans among others.
Singh highlighted the need for an indigenous platform and appealed to PM Modi to develop an alternative to Facebook under the Make in India initiative. In his speech, Raja Singh spoke about how Facebook had banned Hindu nationalist pages such as his own and that of Sudarshan News among others while giving free space to those who spew venom against Hindus like Zakir Naik who promotes Islamic terrorism, and Akbaruddin Owaisi who openly speaks about annihilating Hindus.
In his address, Singh also pointed out the bias of Twitter which had removed verification blue ticks of Bharat’s Vice President Shri Venkaih Naidu and RSS Sarsangachalak Mohan Bhagwat among others while platforms such as Facebook and Twitter never act against terrorists and terrorist organizations running from Pakistan. He contended that foreign powers are continuing to exercise control over Bharat through these social media platforms and hence Bharat needs an indigenous platform that would allow Hindu nationalists to express themselves freely.
Shri Ranhans reiterated the point made by MLA Singh and said “Facebook has blocked pages of Sanatan Sanstha, Sanatan Prabhat, Sanatan Shop and many more devout Hindu organizations on the basis of false propaganda spread by US-based ‘TIME’ magazine. If such arbitrary action is taken against the pages of devout Hindu organizations without any substantial evidence, then the Government of India should ban Facebook itself for denying the constitutional right of freedom of speech and expression to its citizens”.
Shri Bharat Bhushan, founder of Bharat Jagruti Social Networking Global Site stated that evangelists are given a free hand by such platforms which selectively restrict the voices of Hindu organizations. Hindu Janjagruti Samiti’s Shri Sunil Ghanwat opined that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who has been guilty of data leakage and had to issue an apology for the same along with paying a fine should muster enough courage to ban terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Taiba. He added that foreign companies have no right to suppress Hindu voices and their freedom of speech and expression.
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