One of India’s top political YouTubers says he’s been banned from Facebook for 30 days
A leading Indian political YouTuber says he has been banned from posting to Facebook during the crucial month leading up to the country’s general election.
Dhruv Rathee, a YouTube creator who makes Hindi-language videos analysing controversial political issues, tweeted today (March 18) that Facebook has banned him from posting for 30 days. The first phase of India’s election falls on April 11.
Today, banned my account for 30 days.
What a coincidence that elections are 30 days away also and what a coincidence that my engagement rates are one of the biggest in India, competing with BJP’s top propganda pages, including Modi’s official page. pic.twitter.com/aVECxhT4NE
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) March 17, 2019
Facebook, according to Rathee, said one of his posts had violated its community standards. The post in question, of which he tweeted a screenshot, simply consisted of pages from a biography of Adolf Hitler.
The reason they banned the account is because they say following post goes against community standards