Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy is clearly having a bad day. Facebook accidentally deleted his official page instead of an account Swamy complained of parodying him, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Scroll News reported that the deleted is a fan page run by the ShankhNaad team, which Swamy has endorsed in the past by linking to it on his twitter account.
His page is up now, but to add insult to injury, people took to Twitter to have a laugh over the whole mess up. Firstpost cheekily suggested: "if the real account tweets things like this, can the followers be blamed for getting a little confused?"
Soon on Twitter I will start a quiz on Quran and empower democrats and patriots to understand Jihadi psychology. Necessary for Virat Hindu.— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) December 16, 2014
An angry Swamy had tweeted on December 14: “Desperate Congi and Aaptards seeing the huge knock out response of PTs have resorted to parody accounts. Facebook must act or face legal notice”.
Facebook responded by deleting his page ‘Dr Subramanian Swamy’ instead of the parody ‘Subramaniam Swamy,’ which uses an ‘m’ instead of ‘n’ in the first name. The page is still active with more than 23,000 followers.
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
The fake “Subramaniam Swamy" couldn't resist a few jibes.
Christmas has come early for these ‘Viraat Hindu’ satirists on Twitter.
Ha Ha! Subramaniam Swamy's real account gets deleted by Facebook instead of the parody account http://t.co/r7vKsPfGca— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) December 20, 2014
Subramaniam swamy's original page is so close to the parody page that even Facebook was fooled— Supradeep Mukherjee (@SupradeepM) December 20, 2014
Parody facebook page of Subramaniam Swamy has been disabled. One doesn't know if it was voluntary or forced by Swamy's threat. #FreesSpeech— Kunāl Majumder (@kunalmajumder) December 19, 2014
Twitter and Facebook need basic lessons in TamBrahm culture. Its Always Subramanian not Subramaniam #Swamy— N.Sudarshan (@sudunarayan) December 19, 2014
Thanks to Facebook, I now know that Subramaniam Swamy is a real man and not a parody *runs from trolls*— haramzadafromattic (@humsubscribe) December 19, 2014