#ResignModi trends on social media, Facebook, Twitter temporarily block posts with the hashtag

#ResignModi was among the top hashtags trending on social media as netizens questioned PM Modi for disastrous handling of the second COVID-19 wave.


The country is witnessing the second 'tsunami' of coronavirus, and the country is reporting over 3 lakh cases every day and over 2 thousand people are losing lives. Netizens are furious and have demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi resign. 

This thread was followed by many celebrities and prominent personalities, some were in favor and some were against. 

People were aggressive due to the current situation. People are dying because of the lack of medical oxygen, beds, ventilator, and proper treatment, and asked various Chief Ministers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resign through their social media accounts. But a couple of weeks ago, social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter blocked the posts, content, and related search with #ResignModi. 

People trying to post the content were receiving a pop-up message titled "Keeping Our Community Safe", and the post was rejected by Facebook.

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Both applications were criticized and were blamed that they followed the instructions of PM Modi and his government. But Facebook officials without explanation said that the posts were barred by mistake, not at the instruction of the government.

"We temporarily blocked this hashtag by mistake, not because the Indian Government asked to, and have since restored it", said Facebook's spokesman. 

Recently, the Government of India also issued a statement and said, no instructions were given to Facebook to remove hashtag #ResignModi. 

Micro-blogging application, Twitter has also restricted and blocked the posts related to the Covid-19 hashtags over the past month. Earlier this year, in India Twitter, has permanently blocked about 500 accounts and blocked access to hundreds of others. 

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