Sun,10 September 2023
The popular social media page Routine of Nepal Banda (RONB) has shut down its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, citing "personal reasons." However, the move comes amid growing criticism of the page for its biased coverage of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Balen Shah.
RONB was founded in 2011 to provide news and updates on general strikes in Nepal. However, it quickly became a popular source of news and information on a variety of topics. The page has over 4 million followers on Facebook and is known for its informal and humorous style of writing.
In recent months, RONB has been accused of being biased in its coverage of Shah. The page has been criticized for repeatedly posting positive stories about Shah and ignoring or downplaying negative stories. Some critics have also accused RONB of being a propaganda machine for Shah.
In a statement posted on its website, RONB said that it is "not a news organization" and that it "does not have any obligation to be objective." The page said that it is "simply a platform for sharing news and information that we find interesting."
However, the statement did not address the allegations of bias.
The closure of RONB's social media pages is a significant development. The page was one of the most popular sources of news and information in Nepal. Its closure will leave a void in the Nepali media landscape.
It remains to be seen whether RONB will return to social media in the future. If it does, the page will need to address the allegations of bias in order to regain the trust of its readers.
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