Alhamdulillah the official fanpage of Zaid Hamid which had more than 48,000 fans has been taken over by fidaiyeen e rasool saaw. Apparently some members of Zaid Hamid’s inner circle have revolted against Zaid Hamid and have removed all other admins of the page from the admin status.
In the beginning TeamBT thought that the page has been hacked. This is not true, no one has hacked the page, as hacking the page means, hacking Facebook itself. If that would have been the case news outlets and blogs around the world would have reported it by now. Instead some internal members have removed others from administering the page. This is why TeamBT is unable to post updates to the page or remove comments or ban users who are posting comments against Zaid Hamid.
Humaira Naz, who is a member of TeamBT and used to comment on Zaid Hamid’s official page with the id HN TeamBT has acknowledged this fact in person, via the following comment on Zaid Hamid’s fanpage.
Humaira Naz Dear all, due to the removal of admins on our old FB page, we have been forced to create this new page. The reason are not clear. Inshallah, we will continue to march along in the face of difficulties towards our Takmeel.
According to the best of our knowledge, it would be impossible for TeamBT to take back the ownership of the page, because an admin can remove other admins – this is a standard Facebook feature. So the admin who has removed other admins has not done anything against the Terms of Service of Facebook.
Furthermore, there is no limitation on creating a page for an entity that you dont own. Case in point is the Facebook fanpage of CocaCola. The CocaCola fanpage was created by fans and is not owned by CocaCola. The fanpage now has more than 5 million fans, but neither CocaCola requested it back stating that the page infringes their copyright, nor Facebook shut it down.
The House Rules of CocaCola fanpage states:
This is your Fan Page and we encourage you to leave comments, photos, videos, and links here. However, we will review all comments and will remove any that are inappropriate or offensive. We will leave what you share that relates to the subjects covered on this Page. Please understand that comments posted to this Page do not represent the opinions of The Coca-Cola Company.
So the current admin of the page can keep the Zaid Hamid page running for as long as he wants and Facebook will not take it away from him. He has done nothing wrong as far as Facebook is concerned.