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Facebook CEO apologies to Hamza Ali Abbasi over removal of his status

LONDON: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said the removal of actor Hamza Ali Abbasi’s status regarding the attack on Charlie Hebdo may have been a mistake.

When asked what he has to say about the deletion of Hamza’s post, Zuckerberg said: “I don’t think this should have been blocked. Our team might have made a mistake.”

Osofsky later commented on the thread and apologised. “As Mark mentioned, we made a mistake in taking this down. We try to do our best, but sometimes make mistakes. We apologize for this error, and hope that the author will re-post it as we are not able to restore it from our end. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.”

Pakistani actor Hamza said on Sunday said that Facebook authorities deactivated his profile and removed his status because he had condemned the killings at the Parisian office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Hamza posted a screenshot of the deleted post on Sunday along with Facebook’s notification that said they had removed it since it violated the social networking website’s community standards.

The actor, who is vocal on social media about his views on social issues, politics, culture, and religion had condemned the killings at Paris’ Charlie Hebdo office last week and said, “even my blood boils when someone insults my Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) but that does not give individuals the right to kill”.

In the status shared on his verified Facebook account – which has over 1.6 million followers – he said that while “freedom of expression should include criticism, disagreement or even rejection of faiths or ideology but should not and must not allow “insult”.

Hamza said the West needed to revisit its definition of ‘freedom of speech’. Otherwise someone from the Muslim population “will go ballistic and kill unjustly”, he said.

 “Would it be ‘freedom of expression’ if I brand black people as niggers or if I say Hitler was a messiah?” he added.

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