December 06
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Facebook services have become a tool to incite hatred on religious grounds in India, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Accordingly, from the end of 2019 to the beginning of 2020, the number of content posts inciting hatred has tripled on social media.

In addition, calls for violence were spread on Facebook's WhatsApp messenger, too.

According to experts, the spread of these messages has coincided with the deadly riots in the Indian capital New Delhi in February 2020, when 53 people were killed and about 300 were injured in the clashes.

According to Facebook employees, anti-Muslim posts are also constantly spreading on social media. In particular, Muslims are compared to animals and accused of spreading the coronavirus.

A report by Facebook employees states that this content is shared by two Hindu nationalist groups.

Moreover, most of these posts are not emphasized as glorifying violence. According to analysts, this is due to the fact that Facebook’s technical systems are not able to find the posts in the Hindi and Bengali languages.

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