Facebook on Monday clarified that the Kisan Ekta Morcha page was dragged out because its automated systems flagged it as spam. Farmers are using this page to protest the new agricultural laws. Facebook faced public outrage and criticism for deleting the page for three hours on Sunday. The dismissal came during a live broadcast by one of the leaders of the farmer unions. The social media giant initially made no clarification on the matter and said in a comment that it was “causing inconvenience”.
జ Facebook The Kisan Ekta Morcha page was restored within three hours, a spokesperson told Gadgets 360 in a new statement on Monday.
“According to our review, our automated systems found increased activity on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/kisanektamorcha and flagged it as spam, which violates our community standards. We restored the page within three hours of learning about the context,” the spokesman said.
The update from Facebook initially came just hours after an ad was released, in which he regretted the inconvenience caused by the sudden deletion.
Pulling the Kisan Ekta Morcha page has drawn sharp criticism on Facebook. Many users took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
In the middle of the Facebook live I do from the Kisan Ekta Morcha page we get a notification that the FB page has not been published.
There must be something about farmers that this government is particularly afraid of & there must be something about this government that Facebook is particularly afraid of https://t.co/yYCZu6r3UR pic.twitter.com/xjnpS7nRRi
– Yogendra Yadav (Y_ Yogendra Yadav) December 20, 2020
Facebook did not publish the Kisan Ekta Morcha page run by the IT cell of agricultural unions. This is a case of American tech giant censorship. There have been allegations on Facebook that he was wearing gloves with Indian companies.
– Sandeep Singh (un Punyab) December 20, 2020
Some allege that Kisan Ekta Morcha’s Instagram account was also hacked – along with its Facebook page. However, the spokesperson said that only the Facebook page was affected by the automated systems and the Instagram account was not affected.
In June, Facebook Access to the hashtag #sikh has been blocked On Instagram along with its platform. At the time the company said the questionable hashtag was “mistakenly blocked” following a report that its teams had incorrectly reviewed it. Although it blocked the #Sikh hashtag, it apologized for the inconvenience Again on Instagram A few hours late last month.