On Dec. 20, Facebook restored the Kisan Ekta Morcha's page, which had been blocking by the social media giant for flouting community standards.
The farmers’ groups confirmed the restrictions came after a live broadcast by Swaraj Indian chief Yogendra Yadav, one of the leaders, declared an indefinite hunger strike beginning on December 21. This triggered a heated debate online over media censorship. The farmers said their Instagram page had also been blocked and that they could not publish any new content for their campaign.
Facebook has said that they have restored Kisan Ekta Marcha's Facebook page and expressed regret over the inconvenience caused by it. The company did not provide further clarification on whether the page had breached relevant community guidelines on spam, which warranted blocking the page.