Facebook has been complying with a request by the government of India and removing “inflammatory and hateful content” that has caused tens of thousands of people to flee their homes due to fears of retaliation for communal violence in the northeastern state of Assam that left at least 78 dead, according to The Wall Street Journal.
A criminal case in India involving Facebook and several other Internet companies moved one step further, as executives from the involved firms were summoned to appear before a trial court in the country Sept. 22, but a petition for dismissal before the Delhi High Court is set to be heard Aug. 7.
Facebook overtook Orkut to became Brazil’s top social network in January, but has only overtaken all of Google’s properties in that nation just this month.
Here’s Experian Hitwise’s assessment of much of a behemoth Facebook is in the U.S. and other markets.
Facebook scored another victory in the battle against Google, by usurping Orkut’s former dominance of social media in Brazil.
Facebook has introduced a feature to allow users to link their accounts with Japanese social network Mixi.
Facebook has won the battle of the social networking sites almost everywhere except Brazil and India where Google-owned Orkut is still a force to be reckoned with. But now Facebook has made a tactical move aimed at Orkut users in those two countries.