New Delhi, Dec 20: A few days after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted and said that Facebook "must act" on parody accounts active on the social media site, his original Facebook page was deleted on Friday.
The team that manages Swamy's FB page tweeted to Swamy saying, "Sir, instead of closing parody page, Facebook has closed our page which we run in your name."
On December 14, Swamy had tweeted from his verified account @Swamy39: "Desperate Congi & Aaptards seeing the huge knock out response of PTs have resorted to parody accounts. Facebook must act or face legal notice." The BJP leader is often seen interacting with his online followers whom he calls "PTs" or "Patriotic Tweeples".
Desperate Congi&Aaptards seeing the huge knock out response of PTs have resorted to parody accounts.Facebook must act or face legal notice
Desperate Congi&Aaptards seeing the huge knock out response of PTs have resorted to parody accounts.Facebook must act or face legal notice— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) December 14, 2014
On Friday, Swamy retweeted a tweet about his account being taken down, and replied to another tweet mentioning him with this: "Parody account must take down my photo inset, or doers will be prosecuted for impersonation..."
Subramanian Swamy's original page called 'Dr Subramanian Swamy' was reportedly deleted on Friday. The page had a description 'Dr Subramanian Swamy fan page managed by ShankhNaad Team' and had over one million likes.
The parody page is called 'Subramaniam Swamy' not 'Subramanian Swamy'.
"Mr Swamy does not have a verified account on Facebook. Further to that our community standards explicitly state: On Facebook people connect using their real names and identities. We ask that you refrain from publishing the personal information of others without their consent. Claiming to be another person, creating a false presence for an organization, or creating multiple accounts undermines community and violates Facebook's terms," Facebook told TOI with an email statement.