The political commotion that began after an article was published on Facebook in the US Wall Street Journal has not stopped. Facebook’s Public Policy Director (India, South Asia and Central Asia) Ankhi Das has also started receiving threats regarding this article. Nithi Bagh resident Ankhi Das has also complained to the CR Park police station in South Delhi late on Sunday night through social media.
In the complaint, he has written that people are threatening him on Facebook and Twitter over an article published in the Wall Street Journal on August 14. His life is threatened through online posting / content. Ankhi has also submitted a link to some Twitter and Facebook handles to the police from where she is receiving threats. He has also demanded police protection for himself and family.
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Deputy Commissioner of Police of South Delhi District Atul Kumar Thakur transferred the cyber cell. The cyber cell has registered a case and started investigation. At the same time, a police officer said that the decision to give security will be taken by the agency concerned after investigation. In his complaint to the police, Ankhi Das has said that he has been being threatened ever since the article about Facebook was published in the Wall Street Journal on August 14.
Sexual and violent comments are being made against him by making viral posts on Facebook and Twitter with his photos. This threatens life to him and his family. He has written that the accused are associated with a particular political ideology. Ankhi Das has requested the police to arrest the accused as soon as possible by registering a case. Along with this, police protection should also be made available for the safety of his family. Significantly, after an article published in the American newspaper Wall Street Journal about Facebook, the matter took political color in India. The article said that Facebook relaxes the rules in cases of hate speech by BJP leaders in India.