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Facebook blocks account of ex-president Ricardo Martinelli

Facebook blocks account of ex-president Ricardo Martinelli

The former Panamanian president attributes the closure of his Facebook account to "government trolls." After this, he opened another account.
Facebook decided to freeze this Sunday the account of the former president of the Republic of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal.

The former Panamanian president attributes the closure to "government trolls." “He informed everyone that government trolls caused Facebook to block my personal account. For this reason, I have opened this new one”, said Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal.

On the Internet, the user who seeks to provoke, offend or impoverish the conversation within an online community, such as in a social network, is known as a troll.

Despite not knowing exactly the reasons why Facebook decided to block the account of the former president of Panama, it is well known that social networks have rules that, if not complied with, could end with the temporary or definitive restriction of the accounts.

Some of the reasons for restriction are:

- Spam, such as sending the same message over and over, sending too many friend requests in a short period of time, among other behaviors.
- Having received a large number of complaints from users
- Posting content that Facebook considers offensive or that violates its rules such as hate messages or discrimination based on race, religion, sex or disease.
- Upload pornography or violent content

Among the most serious reasons are reports of harassment, piracy, infringements of intellectual property, fraud committed within the platform, inciting hatred, supporting or promoting eating disorders and drug use, as well as selling illicit substances.

Belonging to an extremist group and publishing its content on the social network is also one of the causes of permanent blocking.

Facebook and Twitter have temporarily and permanently blocked hundreds of accounts for breaking community rules, and government authorities in different countries are not exempt from these measures.

Twitter blocked on different occasions the account of the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, and Facebook that of the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro.
Comments

Treetopflyer13 33 days ago
Forget Socialist FaceBook, look to; MEWE, Rumble and Parler, if you value Freedom of Speech

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