Ravi Shankar Prasad warned Mark Zuckerberg and claims to authoritatively call him India if Facebook has been investigated and proved as data violation and compromised the data security of Indians on social media.
This is said to be one of the biggest controversies against Facebook. The Information Technology Minister might raise the red flag as he claimed today that if the social media giant is found to have infringement the data security of Indians, he could summon the founder of Facebook to India.
On asking for the company’s PR strategy, Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg remain quiet. After this, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that “If Facebook is found to be involved in the data breach of Indians, we will take very strict action against them including the summoning of Mark Zuckerberg to India.”
Prasad further added that more than 20 crore Indians are using Facebook and sharing data across the world. If data of Indians is shared through social media giant, Facebook officials may also face strict IT Act for data sharing.
Facebook is facing a serious backlash after the British Consulting company in Cambridge Analytica emerged to access the data of it’s 50 million users, without their knowledge to help politicians, including Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign.
A few years back, Cambridge Analytica received the data of Facebook users that was appeared to be a kind of research tool to understand the psychological behaviours of the user. After all, the firm had no right to access that user data.
Of course, we understand the power of press and respect that freedom but we Indian will never tolerate such misuse of social media as electoral process influencer and we’ll not tolerate data breached for any analytics and strategy to governments. Prasad claimed to warn Facebook and said Indians will never tolerate such actions.
For now, Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica from the platform