Shareholders search motion on Meta’s ‘political entanglement’ in India

May 27, 2023 | blog

A bunch of Meta shareholders, which incorporates activist Mari Mennel-Bell, is looking for motion from the social media firm on allegations of its “political entanglement and content management biases” in India. The shareholders’ decision will come up for voting at Meta’s annual shareholder and board assembly scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, based on folks within the know of the matter.

Global non-profit advocacy and proxy advisory agency SumOfUs, now referred to as Eko, is the proponent of Mennel-Bell’s decision, which was positioned earlier than Meta’s board of administrators earlier in April. Its major demand is for Meta to “commission a non-partisan assessment of allegations of political entanglement and content management biases in its operations in India, focusing on how the platform has been utilised to foment ethnic and religious conflict and hatred”.

“The proponent believes Meta’s lack of transparency concerning India presents a clear and present danger to the company’s reputation, operations and investors,” the decision learn.
ET has seen a duplicate of the shareholder decision positioned earlier than Meta’s board. It mentions politicial bias in direction of the main political get together within the nation and names present and former workers equivalent to Ankhi Das and Shivnath Thukral as having “ties to the BJP”.

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