Kisan Ekta Morcha’s Facebook page restored after being deleted
Social media website Facebook removed Kisan Ekta Morcha’s page for several hours on Sunday, sparking widespread criticism over what farmers said was an attempt to muzzle their voices.
Kisan Ekta Morcha is a farmers’ collective and their Facebook page, less than five days old, has amassed 75,000 followers. The group collects and compiles information from different farmers’ unions and publishes it on social media. His page was restored approximately three hours later, according to reports.
Now this is #TooMuchDemocracy. A peaceful protest by #Kissan and @Facebook removes @Kisanektamorcha’s Facebook page, ”the farmers group tweeted. The group also received a restriction on their Instagram account, after which they were not allowed to post videos or photos. HT reached out to Facebook for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.
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According to Baljeet Singh, the head of the group’s information technology cell, the page was removed for violating the community standards of the social media website.
“We had posted videos against Narendra Modi’s speech from the day before yesterday,” Singh told HT. Every one of his lies was countered with facts and examples. Subsequently, we started a live broadcast with Yogendra Yadav from Swaraj India and in the middle of the broadcast, the page was removed. “
According to Bhupendra Choudhary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Haryana, the removal of the Facebook page was “disgraceful”. “This is not the first time that Facebook has done something that explicitly favors the government,” he said.