“Ankhi is one of our first employees in India and has played an important role in the growth of the company and its services over the past nine years,” said Ajit Mohan, Facebook’s general manager for India. &For the past two years, she has been a member of my leadership team and she has made a great contribution to this role. We thank her for her service and wish her every success in the future. &Facebook India has been struggling to cope with the growing threat of hate speech against Muslims, which often precedes horrific mob violence. Facebook has been slow to take action against many of the Hindu nationalist groups responsible for the violence, leading to concerns that the company is repeating the same mistakes that preceded similar violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. In September, a coalition of human rights organizations issued an open letter asking Das to resign in response to the growing threat of violence. “Facebook should not be an accomplice to more offline violence, let alone another genocide, but the company’s pattern of inaction has reached the point of complicity,” the letter said. “(we) write to urge you to take decisive action to address the bias of Facebook India and its failure to address dangerous content in India.” The groups also called for Facebook’s internal review of the issue to be conducted at the company’s California Office, rather than in India, where DAS is likely to have more influence. Ms. dass has also attracted criticism in her personal behavior, forming an alliance with the ruling BJP party and facing critics openly. In August, she filed a criminal complaint against a series of critics, accusing their posts of criminal intimidation. The complaint has drawn criticism from the International Committee for the protection of journalists, which considers the allegations a potential threat to press freedom. In a farewell letter to employees obtained by techcrunch, DAS praised Facebook and its founder. “Thank you, mark, for creating something wonderful for the world,” Das wrote. “I hope I have served you and the company well.” Privacy Policy

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