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Facebook censors IPS officer's post critical of BJP MP

A day after IPS officer D Roopa, Deputy Inspector General Prisons, wrote a post criticising the claims made BJP MP Pratap Simha, the post was censored by Facebook.

Published: 17th March 2017 02:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 03:50 PM   |  A+A-

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Express News Service

BENGALURU: A day after IPS officer D Roopa, Deputy Inspector General - Prisons, wrote a post criticising the claims made BJP MP Pratap Simha, the post was censored by Facebook. 

Speaking to Express, Roopa expressed shock over Facebook removing her post. "I got an alert on Friday morning stating that the post was not available for view and directed me to contact Facebook helpline," she said.

The Facebook post had debunked claims made by the Mysuru-Kodagu MP, who had contended that IPS officers are 'migrating' from the State, as some officers were not given a post of their liking. The 650-word post was titled "Why the views of honorable MP Pratap Simha are so very wrong and dangerous".

She said that the gesture by Facebook was 'very insulting'. "There should be freedom for me to express my opinions. Moreover, the post did not use any abusive language," she said. Having served as Superintendent of Police in Cyber Crime, she recalled that despite complaints, Facebook would take hours or even days to remove indecent or pornographic images. "However, it appears that my post was removed on short notice," she told Express.

In a recent FB post, she said on Friday, "This is ridiculous! My FbB post countering honorable MP Pratap Simha's views has disappeared! Dear Facebook, this is not fair."

Below is the post, that she updated on her profile again:
 

Attached below are the screenshot of the post, just in case the original post goes missing again:



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