Rights to political opinion and expression on Facebook by minorities

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Niranjan Meegammana

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Sep 27, 2019, 11:47:13 AM9/27/19
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Hi All
I m experiencing loss of right to post to even my own wall or comment on Facebook. I suspect a  report attack by a rival group against my opinions . My  right to freedom of expression freedom of opinion and expression, right n right to enjoy my own culture and right to work, access and share information is being infringed by this action . I feel have been discriminated . This happened several times during last two days after I wrote a post about the life of Mr. Nagananda Kodithuwakku, running for presidential candidacy. When I appealed Facebook some rights were restored, and when I posted again, I was blocked again. This happened intermittently.  However none of my content has been removed by Facebook. It's strange. Can somebody stalking me on Facebook? 


The
 message I get is (attached)
This feature is temporally blocked .
You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you're temporally blocked using this feature. 

I do not think this is fair message. Shouldn't  Facebook should give little more details of particular content , which  they identify as violated Facebook community guide lines. 

I like to any other users or their friends have this problem. 

My question is 
Is expressing a political opinion or a social issue on a public interest a problem in Facebook?  
Can there be another reason ?  and another reason? 
Is there a solution to redress this problem? 


Since rich political candidates have more access to  major media, minor candidates rely on social media to express them selves. I believe there could be organised actions to distrupt freedom of speech and many other rights on minority party supporters.

Over to discussion . 

Kind Regards
Niranjan Meegammana


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Niranjan Meegammana
AYV Lead Educator / Ashoka Fellow
Project Director, Shilpa Sayura Foundation, Sri Lanka


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