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Facebook blocks account of blogger after he shared a picture of cat

By The Standard | Oct 3rd 2016 | 1 min read
By The Standard | October 3rd 2016

Indian technology blogger Varun Krishnan was BANNED from Facebook after he shared a picture of a cat in a business suit.

According to Krishnan, his Facebook account was instantly deactivated after he shared the photo with a friend.

"It might sound stupid but this just happened to me," Krishnan told Mashable India. "I was chatting with friends, got one cat image on WhatsApp, it was so cute that I sent it to a friend." But when Facebook Messenger app immediately asked Krishnan to re-enter his credentials, he knew something was amiss.

"Before I realized, my devices were getting logged off. Even on PC, Messenger notified me that my Facebook account has been disabled,” he added. “My photos, my Facebook Ads account (Varun runs FoneArena, a tech blog), they wiped my presence off Facebook in a matter of seconds for a cat photo."

Facebook has reinstated Krishnan’s account, and apologized for the incident.

 “Our team found this was a mistake & have restored your account. We’re sorry for the trouble this caused you,” Facebook Security Communications team told FoneArena in a statement.

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