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Facebook restores Page warning about fascism

Facebook restores Page warning about fascism

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New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) After facing flak for briefly banning one of India's most active Pages on Facebook that warned people about the dangers of fascism, the social media giant has restored the Page and apologised to its creator Dhruv Rathee.
A popular YouTuber with more than 1.7 million subscribers, Rathee on Monday pointed out that he was banned from posting on his Facebook Page after he wrote how Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party rose to power, which implicitly drew a parallel with the rise of right wing politics in India.
He highlighted in the post how Hitler remained unmarried, was more popular than the Nazi party, used propaganda and received support from industrialists.
While the post was a criticism of fascism, and not an endorsement, Facebook first determined that it was against its Community Standards, drawing severe criticism from several public figures.
Facebook, however, later realised its mistake and restored the Page.
"Account restored! Thanks for your support guys! See the second photo, the reason Facebook had banned me," Rathee said in a post, while adding a note from Facebook in which the social media giant apologised for the mistake.
"It looks like we did a mistake and removed something you posted on Facebook that did not go against our Community Standards. We want to apologise and let you know that we have restored your content and removed any blocks on your account related to this incorrect action," Facebook said in the note.
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