A social media tirade from a senior official of the Uttar Pradesh government that has drawn national attention is being replayed in the state, and people are being asked how they could avoid being asked the question.
Read more”I am the first to tell you that this is not an issue for your Facebook friends.
We are not using Facebook to hide anything,” a senior state government official told a meeting on Tuesday.”
This is an issue to be faced by the people of the state,” the official said.
“It is a problem we are facing in the minds of people.”
On Wednesday, a senior minister from the state said people were not being asked to answer such questions.
“We are not saying that anyone is doing anything wrong, but the question has been asked to the people,” said Shabnam Ahmed, a minister from Uttar Pradesh.
“I would like to say this in advance.
We have already told the people to be prepared to answer this question,” Ahmed told NDTV.
According to the official, there are many instances of Facebook users being asked such questions in the past.
“In many cases, we asked people to write down what was being said on social media, in case of questions about corruption, the safety of schools or other public spaces.”
The government is aware that such questions are not being answered,” the minister said.
Facebook has come under criticism for a string of incidents in recent months, with a woman in Uttar Pradesh being suspended for her Facebook posts.
Facebook removed the posts of the woman after she was caught on camera using vulgar language towards an employee.
Earlier this month, a woman who had made derogatory comments about the police in Uttar Pradesh was banned from using Facebook for three months.