Online poll suggests that Facebook accounts of 56% people were banned for Pro-Kashmir content
Pakistanis have had enough of this hypocrisy, and they are not keeping quiet anymore!
A couple of weeks ago, The IT Minister Syed Aminul Haq criticized Facebook for being soft towards the Bharatiya Janata Party’s government in India and ‘biased’ against Kashmir’s cause.
Mr. Haq stated that Facebook has different policies for India’s governing party despite the anti-Muslim policies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“In August 2019, the accounts of Pakistani users who raised their voices for the victims of occupied Kashmir were closed down,” said the IT Minister.
— Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) August 30, 2020
Almost 2.2K people voted, and unsurprisingly 55.6% of people voted ‘yes.’
Pakistanis have had enough of this hypocrisy, and they are not keeping quiet anymore. Social media users are calling the act ‘unjust’ and discriminatory.
Here is what people had to say!
My 10 year old #FB account was permanently disabled 1,5 years ago.
I posted long texts (news articles, research & CLEAR facts). I had a wide reach & many foreigners (also journalists) shared my posts.
This started years ago & Kashmiri voices are suspended every day. #Kashmir
— Bea (@HerNameIs_Bea) August 30, 2020
میرا ۸ سال پرانا اکاؤنٹ پچھلے سال اگست میں کشمیر پر پوسٹ کرنے کی وجہ سے بلاک کردیا گیا۔یہی نہیں میں جب جب دوبارہ اکاؤنٹ بناتا،اکاؤنٹ بلاک کردیا جاتا پھر ۶ ماہ کے وقت کے بعد دوبارہ اکاؤنٹ بنایا تو اب چل رہاہے!
— Osama Khawar Khatana (@osama_khatana) August 31, 2020
My 3 facebook accounts suspended when i post Kashmiri posts.
No freedom of speech on facebook.
Facebook is hijacked by indians.
Pakistan must force Facebook to start their office in Pakistan because of Freedom of Speech.
— Akhlaq1947 (@Akhlaq1991) August 30, 2020
یہ سو مرتبہ ہو چکا ہے میرے ساتھ pic.twitter.com/UA7uOZfXZt
— Javed dars (@JayDars786) August 30, 2020
Yes this happened to me. pic.twitter.com/suuLtTXozW
— 𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖉𝖔𝖈𝖐 (@Th3Survivor) August 30, 2020
Banned for 7 days for posting a video of funeral procession of Shaheed Burhan Wani.
— Azmat Hayat Malik (@azmatay) September 1, 2020
It seems that Facebook’s principles have fallen prey to investments and influence by Indian employees in regional offices.
The discriminatory behavior of the Facebook administration might be because of India’s 250 million social media users.
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