Islamabad: The Facebook and Instagram accounts of Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame through her raunchy postings on social media, have been deleted following her murder by her brother for protecting the family’s “honour”.
The suggestive videos and photos that Qandeel, a 26-year-old social media sensation, shared on Facebook and Instagram are no longer available.
“Sorry, this content isn’t available at the moment; sorry this page is not available,” her Facebook and Instagram accounts show respectively when searching online.
The accounts have been reportedly deleted by Facebook. As per the company policy, which owns both Facebook and Instagram, any personal account that belongs to a deceased individual is automatically made into a memorialised account where friends and family can share memories on the timeline.
“Pages with a sole admin whose account was memorialised will be removed from Facebook if we receive a valid request,” mentions Facebook in its help centre. The social media giant might have received a request from the Pakistani government, asking it to delete her accounts, Dawn reported.
“The company has, on multiple occasions removed or blocked content on requests by the state,” it said. Qandeel’s videos on social media were considered quite controversial in Pakistan.
She shot to fame in the country in 2014 after a video of her pouting for the camera. Her brother Muhammad Wasim has been arrested by police.
He has confessed to strangulating his sister in the name of protecting the family’s ‘honour’. The twitter account of the social media celebrity is only thing available online.