FRI 30 Jul, 2021

Facebook faces backlash over removing farmer protest pages


Facebook and Instagram accounts being used by the farmers protesting the government's new agricultural laws were blocked on Sunday following a live broadcast. The pages were restored around three hours later.

Managers of Kisan Ekta Morcha, one the biggest pages being used for the movement, said their page was removed by Facebook which claimed it had gone against its community standards on spam.

Facebook, meanwhile, has said they regretted the inconvenience but has not specified why the page was taken down. "We've restored Kisan Ekta Morcha's FB page and regret the inconvenience caused," said a Facebook company spokesperson.

Meanwhile #ZuckerbergShameOnYou is still trending on twitter accusing the social media CEO of favoring the ruling BJP.


#GodiMediaAgainstFarmers also trended during the day.

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