Is Mark Zuckerberg playing an April Fool’s joke?
Dozens of Facebook users are complaining that their accounts have been deactivated for no reason – and say the company is preventing them from appealing the decisions.
“Apparently my Facebook account has been disabled for not meeting community standards,” one disgruntled Facebook user wrote on Twitter on Friday morning. “No objection, no further explanation. The account is just… gone.”
“I didn’t do anything wrong to deactivate my account,” said another Twitter user whose account was banned. “I save memes on my phone to share with my friends and that’s it… is this an April Fool’s joke or what?”
“Did something happen last night because a couple of us I’m friends with suddenly deactivated our Facebook accounts for no apparent reason and without warning,” said a third user.
According to screenshots shared online, many suspended accounts have also been banned from filing appeals.
“We cannot review the decision to disable your account,” read a red box shared across multiple screenshots. “Your Facebook account has been deactivated because it didn’t meet our community standards. This decision cannot be reversed.”
Meta spokeswoman Erica Sackin told The Post she was looking into the complaints but did not immediately comment.
The surge in complaints about inexplicable bans appears to have slowed down until around Wednesday.
“This just happened to my wife about 30 minutes ago,” one Reddit user wrote Wednesday in reference to Facebook accounts being deactivated. “She posts photos of our family… that’s about it. Nothing remotely controversial.”
In a follow-up post, the user said his wife’s account was then restored the next morning with no explanation.
Users also complained that Facebook didn’t provide an explanation for which community standards they violated. Some of them said they hadn’t posted to the site in months, while others said their Instagram accounts were also affected.
“Same thing happened to me tonight!!!” Another Reddit user wrote about his Facebook account being suspended. “I have NO idea what happened — I can’t even remember the last time I commented, posted, or joined a group.”
https://nypost.com/2022/04/01/facebook-accounts-disabled-for-no-apparent-reason-users-say/ Facebook accounts disabled for no apparent reason, users say