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On account of Facebook’s deletion of information more than 20,000 people signed a petition

February 12, 2015

(Translated from Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan Service program, Woeser’s Forum, broadcast on February 7, 2015)

On account of the deletion of information from my Facebook account, the International Campaign for Tibet, based in the United States capital of Washington, D.C. launched a petition campaign to protest it. This showed that the issue of Facebook’s deletion of information is not insignificant or violent or bloody.

On the contrary, it is a video footage and related report on 23 year old Tibetan monk, Kalsang Yeshi, who lost his life after committing self-immolation in front of a police station on December 23. Therefore, the International Campaign for Tibet on January 5 launched an online petition campaign not only wanting explanation from Facebook for the deletion of the information, but also for the respect of freedom of expression.

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Petition delivered to Facebook to let Tibetan voices be heard

January 28, 2015

ICT President Matteo Mecacci and Care2 (a pioneer of online advocacy) Vice President Joe Baker visited the headquarters of Facebook in Menlo Park, CA, on January 27, 2015 and delivered 20,449 signatures on a petition addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the right of Tibetan voices to be heard on the social network forum without any censorship.

The petition stated that on December 26, Tibetan writer and activist Tsering Woeser used her Facebook page to post a report and video of a Buddhist monk’s self-immolation in Tibet. Within hours, Facebook deleted the post because it allegedly violated the social media giant’s “community standards.”

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Nonprofit International Campaign for Tibet will deliver a petition to Facebook headquarters demanding the company not censor images of Tibetan monks’ self-immolation

January 27, 2015

MENLO PARK, CA — Nonprofit International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) will deliver a Care2 petition to Facebook on Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at its Menlo Park, CA headquarters. The petition takes Facebook to task for deleting a post of a Buddhist monk’s self-immolation in Tibet, and asks Facebook not to censor this type of content in the future. The petition has more than 20,200 signatures.

VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: http://www.care2.com/go/z/TibetFB

In late December 2014, prominent Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser posted a video of a Buddhist monk’s self-immolation in Tibet to Facebook. It was deleted shortly after because it allegedly violated the social media giant’s community standards. When Woeser reposted the information from another user’s account, Facebook did not delete it. ICT hopes Facebook will make a commitment not to censor this type of content in the future.

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International Campaign for Tibet calls Facebook to account after CEO Zuckerberg hosts visit of Chinese internet censorship chief

January 5, 2015

The International Campaign for Tibet launched a petition on Care2 to Facebook today calling CEO Mark Zuckerberg to account after a video of a self-immolation in Tibet posted by a prominent Tibetan writer was deleted. In another disturbing example last week, the Facebook account of a well-known Chinese writer in exile was blocked after he posted a photograph of a nude protestor.

On December 26, Tibetan writer and activist Tsering Woeser used her Facebook page to post a report and video of a Buddhist monk’s self-immolation in Tibet, Kalsang Yeshi. Within hours, Facebook deleted the post because it allegedly violated the social media giant’s “community standards.” Four days later, Liao Yiwu, a Chinese writer who has been based in Berlin for the last four years, was locked out of his Facebook account, after posting photographs of a nude or mostly-nude protester.

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