Facebook doesn’t like bots or other automated services that would bother its 800 million user-base. The platform expects civilized and uninterested human interaction and will not hesitate to chop down heads in some cases.
- Don’t use a fake name This is a prime reason to get an account suspended.
Accounts with names like “Funky Carrot” for instance is very likely to be associated with people having suspicious projects on the network. Even for a parallel profile, try using “normal names”.
- Don’t use Credentials that do not match your account details upon payment
If Facebook suspects (reasonably or not) a suspicious usage of a stolen credit card to pay for Facebook advertisement, for instance, this may lead to suspension.
- Don’t have too many accounts that bear the same name
Many of Facebook users have more than one account. Facebook says it has the legitimate right to decide upon deleting one of the accounts, relatively to maintenance, for example. Yes it happens !
- Don’t display or promote your affiliation with highly Suspicious Organizations
If you decide to publicly claim your affiliation with Al-Qaïda, for example, no doubt that Facebook will down your account.
- Don’t create profiles for objects or animals
Objects and animals can’t write updates. Even if Mark Zuckerberg had a profile for its beloved pet dog, The Beast, Facebook says it wants only humans to interact.
- Don’t send to many friends’ request
Trouble starts when you try to make contact with people who you do not know. This is what some bots or automated plug-ins are made to do. As soon as you go beyond Facebook’s threshold your account will get automatically suspended. The Social Network however will warn you several times before doing so.
- Don’t post on walls in rapid succession
Repetitive actions in a relatively short time span are assimilated with bots’ behavior and Facebook doesn’t like alien bots to work on their pages. This kind of activity will earn you a temporary automatic suspension.
- Don’t keep on posting same articles
Such activity is assimilated to spamming and Facebook, like anybody, hates spammers.
- Don’t like pages at unreasonable rates
There’s a limit as to how many pages one user can like on a daily basis. Beyond this limit and automated warnings your activity will be perceived as bot generated and will automatically lead to suspension.
- Don’t post offensive updates and pictures
Politeness and civility are the basic rules of social interaction. Offensive content is in any case illegal whether virtually or in real life and in almost every country. You should be able to know what’s offensive and what is not.
- Don’t poke and harass users
Relentless poking can be sensed as harassment and lead to people reporting your account. This will lead to suspension and ultimately to a complete ban, along with possible legal and criminal suits.
- Don’t post copyrighted materials
This is a universal rule. Do not post copyrighted content without owner’s permission or without giving credit to the owners and their website. This will lead to suspension and ultimately to a complete ban, along with possible legal and criminal suits.
PLATFORM INTEGRITY AND SECURITY
- Don’t log into Facebook if you suspect virus activity on your machine.
You are then sensed as a direct threat to the Facebook servers and platform. There is no suspension for this situation. Your IP address just gets barred and in some cases your account closed.
- Don’t build Apps from untrustworthy sources
In case of doubt about apps that do not respond to Facebook’s system integrity standards, the Social Network may as a first step refuse access to the app and ultimately ban the incriminated account.
These are the main identified reasons on which Facebook can base itself to decide about Barring or Banning an account, but this list is not exhaustive and by the Rules and Regulations of Facebook usage, there could be more complex situation when the Social Platform bots and admins may decide upon the fate of an account.
Be WARNED !
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