Facebook faces the ire of protesting farmers

#Zuckerbergshameonyou has been trending on social media thanks to Facebook blocking one of the pages of Kisan Ekta Morcha. The page was ‘unpublished’ after Mark Zuckerberg owned Facebook tried to allege that the page violated the social networking website’s community standards on spam.

 

#Zuckerbergshameonyou trends on social media

 

However, after outrage from farmers and social media netizens, Facebook restored the page. Kisan Ekta Morcha had live streamed a press conference by their representatives. Facebook has been under fire both in the US, its base where its unabated growth is being debated and even in India for allowing anti-BJP pages to publish.

The farmers have been protesting against the three farm laws and have warned the government that they will make all toll plazas free between December 25 and 27. Also, a relay hunger strike will be held today.

The protesting farmers also requested the people of the country to bang utensils during Prime Minister’s Mann ki Baat on December 27, to express solidarity to farmers. The farmers also requested people of India to skip food on December 23 on the occasion of Kisaan Diwas.

Thousands of farmers have been braving the chill in Delhi to protest against the farm laws of the BJP government. While the BJP government has maintained that the laws were not drafted overnight and insist that they followed the recommendations of Swaminathan Committee, the farmers maintain that it’s a ploy by government to do away with MSP or minimum support price and force them to sell to corporates.

Despite talks between the government and farmers, nothing conclusive has emerged.

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