Examining Facebook’s Human Rights Policy

Facebook Inc.’s largest user base is in India because of which it wields immense power in our daily lives. On an objective analysis of it’s recently announced Human Rights Policy we cautiously note positive measures such as support for end-to-end encryption but also provide a larger criticism. It is too little, too late and much remains to be operationalised. Moreover, Facebook Inc. continues to apply discriminatory standards for human rights enforcement in the United States and India and the concerns we raised remain unaddressed. For these reasons we call on it to improve it’s practices, openly and transparently for Indian users of its platforms including Whatsapp and Instagram.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/facebook-human-rights-policy/