Hamza Ali Abbasi's post: My team might have made a mistake, says Zuckerberg

Actor Hamza Ali says Facebook removed his post, warned him after deactivating his profile


Web Desk January 12, 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. PHOTO: AFP / Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi. PHOTO: HAMZA ALI ABBASI FACEBOOK PAGE

KARACHI: In a rare apology, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday admitted that his team may had have made a mistake in deleting actor Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Facebook post on the Paris attack.

Zuckerberg, in response to a comment on Facebook, said:


Zuckerberg’s reply to a comment. PHOTO: HAMZA ALI's FACEBOOK PAGE


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Later in the day, a member of Zuckerberg's Facebook team, Justin Osofsky, in a post said that Facebook had "made a mistake in taking this down".

"We apologise for this error, and hope that the author will re-post it as we are not able to restore it from our end," the post further stated.

 



Apology from Facebook team member, Justin Osofsky. PHOTO: HAMZA ALI's FACEBOOK PAGE



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Earlier on Sunday evening, Hamza Ali said the social media website had removed his post and warned him after deactivating his profile.


Hamza Ali’s post. PHOTO: FACEBOOK


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The removal of the post by Facebook was heavily censured since Zuckerberg had just a day ago declared that he would not cow down to extremists and curb speech on his site. The post by Abbasi got over 45,000 likes and some 5,000 shares.

COMMENTS (24)

Milind | 6 years ago | Reply

So the "Jewish" guy whom you love to hate has acknowledged his mistake and apologized. Wonder when we see this sense of responsibility and ownership of mistakes from the Muslim world... Any violation seems to be an external plot or committed by non-Muslim...

sparklesSoft | 6 years ago | Reply

Hamza Ali Abbasi's post should not be blocked and face book should give equal rights of speech.

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