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Why is my Facebook account restricted? Simple rules could get YOU banned

😙😵🤐 HAS your Facebook account been restricted? You're not alone – and there are plenty of reasons why it could happen.

😙😵🤐 Restricting an account can also affect several different parts of the app, so it's very serious.

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Facebook could ban you for posting fake newsCredit: Facebook

😙😵🤐 It typically removes key features, equivalent to a temporary ban.

😙😵🤐 This can include seeing or sharing posts, liking comments or pages, sending messages or adding new friends.

😙😵🤐 Facebook typically restricts accounts if you've done something in violation of Community Standards.

😙😵🤐 Normally you'd get a warning for a first offence, but repeated rule-breakages can result in a restriction.

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Accounts can be restricted for posting rule-breaking materialCredit: Facebook

😙😵🤐 The Facebook rules are split into six broad categories.

😙😵🤐 These are:

  • Violence and criminal behaviour
  • Safety
  • Objectionable content
  • Integrity and authenticity
  • Respecting intellectual property
  • Content-related requests and decisions

😙😵🤐 If you've been restricted, have a think back to recent actions you've taken on your account.

😙😵🤐 You may have been restricted for abuse, sharing copyrighted material, being underage, or promoting violence.

😙😵🤐 The rules are broad and far-reaching, so it's possible you didn't even realise you were breaking one.

😙😵🤐 You can check out the full list of Facebook Community Standards here.

😙😵🤐 "The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation," said Facebook.

😙😵🤐 "And the person's history on the platform.

😙😵🤐 "For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation.

😙😵🤐 "But if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on Facebook or disable their profile."

😙😵🤐 Facebook also occasionally seems to restrict people for no obvious reason.

😙😵🤐 If you think you're been mistakenly restricted, the best thing to do is file an appeal.

😙😵🤐 You can send your appeal here:

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