• Clement S. Sealy, Jr.

Facebook Deletes Hundreds Musicians' Pages Accidentally

Facebook has temporarily suspended hundreds of anti-racist activists from the group SHARP. SHARP stands for Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice – the platform says the pages violate community guidelines. In addition to this purge other communities affected were Reggae and Ska communities. Facebook has yet to explain why the pages and musicians’ personal pages were banned.

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Many reddit users speculate that just by liking the Sharp pages will get you banned. The world Skinhead in the title will cause Facebook to react. Skinhead is a term referred to white supremacists.

In an attempt to t weed-out fake accounts Facebook is requiring ID verification. Facebook has admitted that the move was an accident but didn’t clarify what caused error.

“We apologize to those affected by this issue, “ a Facebook spokesperson told Engadget. “these accounts were removed in error and have been reinstated. We are reviewing what happened in this case and are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

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