Facebook under fire for censoring pro-Kashmir voices

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Islamabad

Call it a business strategy to appease 1.2 billion people Indian market or siding with the Modi regime, the Facebook continues to block or restrict user accounts and pages highlighting the unabated human rights abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Facebook had been under fire since long for acting against the social media pages of both native Kashmiris as well as foreigners for raising the Kashmir issue.

The victims of Facebook restrictions share their stories on other social media platforms and question the company’s policy terming it a gag in freedom of expression.

The complaints of censorship surfaced following the killing of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani by Indian occupation forces in 2016 which had sparked wide ranging protests across the IIOJK as well as other countries.

The cases of shutting down accounts and pages continued to be reported after an uprising in Kashmir Movement following the Indian unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 followed by lockdown and communication blackout in the valley.

“Facebook looks to be under the influence of a large number of Indian employees. The west’s freedom of expression is just a farce,” said a Facebook user Abdul Moiz.

Not only the common users, even the celebrities are also among the victims of Facebook censorship, who censured their policy. –APP

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