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I protest Facebook blocking me for too many cricket posts

  • Published at 10:02 am June 18th, 2019
Rohit
India's Rohit Sharma bats against Pakistan during their World Cup match in Manchester Sunday Photo: AFP

'I had no idea that it was the business of FB to decide how many posts I could author on a topic'

While I was posting updates on Facebook (FB) about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 India-Pakistan game, a message appeared on my screen which said, “You are posting too much about the same topic. Write posts about other topics." I was prevented from uploading my post. 

After some time, I tried again and I received the same warning. When I tried a third time, I could. Later, I realized the posts could not not be seen by others and I had been blocked. 

I had no idea that it was the business of FB to decide how many posts I could author on a topic.  

FB never warned me that it would do this; they did not inform me of the permissible number of posts that could be made on a topic – or the consequences of crossing the threshold. I was not warned but punished. Unless I tag someone, my post cannot be seen by others I have confirmed.  I have no idea how long the ban will last.  

Please inform me of where I may lodge a formal protest against this or take legal action. Is there a forum I can take this to?  

Once more, I register my protest  and promise to fight for my rights till the end.