Facebook blocks #ResignModi
posts, restores it calling it a
Facebook blocks #ResignModi posts, restores it calling it a mistake on Business Standard.
The block was on for hours
Technology News Facebook blocked posts tagged #ResignModi amid
raging criticism of the government's handling of the COVID crisis, but
restored it hours later calling it a mistake.
The blocking on Wednesday, Facebook said, wasn't at the behest of the
government. Facebook isn't the first social media company to censure
posts critical of government handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Twitter had removed or restricted access to several critical posts on
orders from the government, which called it fake news. "We temporarily
blocked this hashtag by mistake, not because the Indian government
asked us to, and have since restored it," a Facebook spokesperson said
in a statement on Thursday.
It however did not elaborate. According to reports, a hashtag calling for
the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was blocked on
Facebook for hours on Wednesday...Read more.
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