Cointelegraph’s Facebook Page Unpublished, One Month and Counting
Cointelegraph’s Facebook Page Unpublished, One Month and Counting
October 25, 2019
Cointelegraph’s Facebook Page Unpublished, One Month and Counting
Cointelegraph’s Facebook Page Unpublished, One Month and Counting
October 25, 2019

Update: As of 09:30 PM UTC on October 24, Cointelegraph’s access to its Facebook page has been restored.

Cointelegraph’s official Facebook page, boasting more than 730,000 followers, has been banned by the social media giant, while the cause remains unclear.

It has been reported that on September 18, their official page was removed from the platform’s search results. Consequently, Cointelegraph has been unable to publish anything on the account for over a month now, which unable to reach the audience.

Likewise, it has reached out to Facebook for additional comments regarding the reason why the page has been unpublished but unfortunately received no response.

Previously, Cointelegraph’s Facebook page was blocked between August 1 and August 11, immediately after they published a documentary on the use of cryptocurrencies in the adult entertainment industry, and shared it on Facebook, among other social media platforms.

However, Facebook did not specify any valid reason for unpublishing the page at the time, nor the documentary was the reason for it.

On August 12, Cointelegraph was given access to the page back, but given their current ban, not for long.

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In the meantime, it’s account on Instagram, which is also controlled by Facebook, remains active. The social media company has yet to provide a clear explanation as to why the page was banned.  

According to Facebook’s “general policies for pages, groups, and events,” pages are prohibited from being “misleading, fraudulent or deceptive,” none of which seem to describe the nature of Cointelegraph’s coverage.

Additionally, pages “must not facilitate or promote online gambling, online real money, and games of skill or online lotteries without their prior written permission.” 

Likewise, Cointelegraph team stated:

“Although we at Cointelegraph do consider digital assets to be a major part of the contemporary financial world — and, by extension, “money” — we’re not certain that “online real money” implies “cryptocurrencies” in Facebook’s terminology.”

Actually, Facebook does have a history with strictly cryptocurrency-focused content. In early 2018, the company became the first major social media platform to ban cryptocurrency-related ads. By doing so, it set a precedent for other big tech companies, namely Google and Twitter, which soon followed suit and introduced similar regulations on their platforms.

Image Source: Cointelegraph

However, Facebook announced that it would prohibit ads that use “misleading or deceptive promotional practices,” referring specifically to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies.

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The blog post read:

“We want people to continue to discover and learn about new products and services through Facebook ads without fear of scams or deception. That said, there are many companies who are advertising binary options, ICOs and cryptocurrencies that are not currently operating in good faith.”

In May 2019, Facebook updated its advertising policy once again (which was then banned all cryptocurrency ads on its platforms), loosening the crypto-ban to an even larger extent:

“Ads pertaining to blockchain tech, industry news, as well as events and educational materials for cryptocurrencies could now be displayed on the platform without prior approval.”

According to the statement provided to Cointelegraph by a Facebook spokesperson last summer, the company took time to work on the policy:

“In 2018, we made clear this policy was broad — along with our hope to refine it while working to better detect deceptive and misleading advertising practices. After a thorough review, the policy was narrowed to no longer require prior approval to run ads related to blockchain technology, industry news, education, and events related to cryptocurrency.”

Cointelegraph stated:

“Given this — along with the fact that Cointelegraph does not promote any ICO as per its editorial policy nor do we run sponsored material without clearly labeling it as such and conducting thorough due diligence beforehand — none of this explains why our page was blocked.”

Likewise, Cointelegraph has also reached out to fellow cryptocurrency-focused publications to see if they have been experiencing problems with Facebook.

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Jonas Borchgrevink, the Director of CCN, said that they “have been limited on Facebook to promote news stories.”

He added:

“We have already decided to not use Facebook going forward.”

Jonas Borchgrevink

On the other hand, Kevin Worth, the CEO of CoinDesk, said that his publication has not experienced similar problems “in recent years.” 

Thus, it has been analyzed that CCN’s Facebook page has approximately 27,000 followers, while CoinDesk’s has 82,000. Cointelegraph’s page had 720,000 prior to being unpublished.

Source: facebook.com | cointelegraph.com


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