After discovering that Facebook has fragile features, 5 fellow blog publishers and I decided to join together to work as a team. Our major use of Facebook has been to share our blog posts using our 6 accounts interchangeably. Additionally, we have been shortening our post links by using Bitly.com.
We have been working together while using the same 6 accounts for more than a year now. Moreover, our use of Facebook has been exactly the same and we have never ever faced a problem of account disable from then to July this year.
Our 5 accounts--one by one--has been disabled by Facebook from July this year, and as I'm writing this to you, this is only running account--the rest have been disabled!
It happened that in the morning times, while login into our accounts we have been finding the disable messages. As we sent our original IDs to Facebook for review, we got exactly the same message that claims that we have been disabled for violating Facebook terms: "PROMOTION"!!!
We have been seeking for clearer explanation online in vain. We have also been asking the Facebook team to explain to us more--no reply. We are really disappointed because we are wondering why Facebook is currently treating our blog posts as promotion. Astonishingly, we don't do anything different from what we used to do before, and moreover, we don't do anything different from other users who share blog posts on Facebook. Again, we don't ask people to click on our posts in a promotional way. And additionally, our blogs are not based on promotion--they are based on social matters and breaking news.
Please, please, please...we need explanation for we are really afraid that if we don't get answer and try to rectify our wrongs, we will never be safe on Facebook.
Here is the email we have been receiving from the Facebook team after sending our ids for review:
"Your account has been disabled because you violated Facebook's Terms. We disable users who send unsolicited messages and create objects for the sole purpose of promoting or advertising a product, service, or opportunity.
One or several of the pieces of content you are responsible for were identified as engaging in such activity. Some examples of this include:
- Encouraging shares, likes or clicks under false pretenses, defined as
- Failing to enable promised functionality
- Failing to deliver promised reward
- Failing to direct to promised content
- Encouraging shares, likes or clicks that result in the compromise of a user's security
- Maintaining pages dedicated solely to the promotion of online giveaways
Unfortunately, we will not reactivate your account for any reason."