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Facebook Threatens to Permanently Disable My Account and Israellycool Page

Last night, when I went to check my Facebook feed, I was confronted with the following alarming message:

I was not provided any more information on what exactly didn’t follow their community standards.

So I naturally clicked on Disagree with decision, took the required photos of my face and ID, and sent them in via the phone app – only to be confronted with this even more alarming message:

If we find you account doesn’t follow our Community Standards, it will be permanently disabled and you won’t be able to disagree again.

What?

Here I am, not even provided with information as to what I supposedly posted to incur Facebook’s wrath, and I am now completely at Facebook’s mercy.

I could lose many valuable memories over the course of the last 15+ years, including photos of my late wife.

I could lose control over my late wife’s legacy page.

I could lose my Israellycool Facebook page, with over 22,000 followers, which has been a valuable way to push Israellycool posts out to people.

I could lose a valuable way in which I get information to blog about.

I highly suspect one of the antisemites I have exposed on the website reported the Israellycool Facebook page. This has happened to me a few times before, but in those cases, I was provided the opportunity to delete the “offending” posts. I chose to do so just to avoid the risk of losing everything, even though those posts were merely links to blog posts exposing the antisemites.

So what now? I have reached out to people who may know someone who knows someone at Facebook.

And I wait and I hope.

And I feel even stronger in my convictions that it is crucial to have your own website and not just rely on social media for your advocacy. Thankfully, I have just that – close to 24,000 posts that the antisemites cannot remove or wish away.

So if any of you know anyone at Facebook and can help highlight this injustice to them, please do.

And if you can click on the Donate button below and give, you will be helping not only keep Israellycool online, but hopefully enable us to do even more.

And that would be a big middle finger to the antisemites.

17/11/22: Facebook just informed me via email that they reinstated the Israellycool Facebook page. But I am still locked out of my personal account, with the same ominous message appearing as before, and so obviously cannot even post to the Israellycool page.

19/11/22: My personal Facebook account has been reinstated.

21/11/22: Despite both the Israellycool FB page and my personal account being restored, I am unable to post to the FB page

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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