Facebook Removes Malaysian Publication With Over 2.5 Million Followers For Alleged “Violations”

The Facebook page of one of the most popular Chinese-language publications in Malaysia, China Press, disappeared from the social media platform yesterday. The publication’s page had over 2.5 million followers, one of the largest Chinese-langauge followings in Malaysia on the platform.

As of the time of writing, a quick search for China Press on Facebook yields no results for the page, and visiting the China Press Facebook page directly shows an error message asserting that the content isn’t available at the moment, an error message usually associated with a page being deleted by the social media platform.

China Press has also confirmed on its website that its main Facebook page was removed by the social media platform yesterday afternoon.

While the report didn’t mention why the Facebook page was deleted, it is believed that the page has been removed for allegedly violating the platform’s Community Guidelines.

In spite of the setback, China Press stressed that it will continue to stand on the front line of the news without fear or favour.

The publication also urged readers to follow their second Facebook page China Press Johor instead for the time being to get the latest updates.

STOP PRESS: An industry source close to the matter has revealed to MARKETING, that China Press’ page was unpublished yesterday (10/6) due to a community guideline violation. It was a story covering sex workers soliciting clients in Hawker centres with the going rate as low as RM100, a legit news story. However it is believed the image that was accompanying the story may have been flagged for violation.

Attempt to contact Facebook have been unsuccessful so far.

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