What is Facebook Jail? Why it Happened & How to Avoid [2022]

In this guide we’ll be covering everything you need to know about Facebook jail.

We’ll be covering the following topics (click on a bullet point to jump to that section):

Let’s dive in!

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What is Facebook Jail?

Facebook Jail is a term used to describe when a user is banned, blocked from accessing their account, or from posting on Facebook. It is not an actual jail.

In 2016, Facebook and it’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, faced backlash after the presidential election for not policing and monitoring their content enough.

With Facebook being a place where there is a strong dissemination of information, some true and some false, they needed a way to further monitor the information put on their platform.

This is one of the reasons “Facebook jail” was implemented.

Why Are People Put in Facebook Jail?

People are often put in Facebook jail due to performing spammy behavior on the platform or performing actions that do not comply with the platform’s guidelines.

7 Common Reasons People End up in Facebook Jail

1. Spamming

When it comes to spamming, it can apply to different things such as posting too quickly or sending out too many friend requests.

I. Posting Too Quickly

You can get flagged for posting too quickly and often. This means posting back to back posts one after the other especially if it’s the same information.

The reason this can lead to a flagging from Facebook is because this is how bots often act.

To avoid this, just leave some time between each post.

II. Too Many Friend Requests

The other form of spamming is from sending too many friend requests.

If you send too many friend requests, Facebook could see this as a bad thing because once again, this is how bots behave.

Sending out lots of friend requests, especially to people you may not know, can lead to a visit to Facebook jail. The same applies to sending out too many Facebook group requests.

sending too many friend requests

2. Inappropriate and Explicit Content

The second reason people end up in Facebook jail is due to posting inappropriate or explicit content.

Posting images that are sexually suggestive or nudity on Facebook goes against the community guidelines and standards.
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Also avoid posting content regarding self-harm, hate speech, or threats to avoid a trip to Facebook jail.

3. Posting Flagged Images or Videos

The third reason people end up in Facebook jail is due to posting flagged images or videos.

If Facebook has marked or flagged certain images due to spam or for violating the terms, and you post them in your own posts, this can lead to Facebook flagging you – which can lead to a trip to Facebook jail.

4. Logging into Multiple Accounts at Same Time

The fourth reason people end up in Facebook jail is due to logging into multiple accounts at the same time.

If you login to Facebook using different accounts at the same time, this can trigger a flag from Facebook and can lead to a trip to Facebook jail.

The reason for this is that this is how bots often behave.

It’s recommended that you just use one account on a single device and if you need to have two accounts open at the same time that you use a different device.

5. Automated Software

The fifth reason people end up in Facebook jail is due to using automated software.

Using automated software on the platform is a no-no.

Most automated softwares are programmed to automatically like or comment on posts.

With that being said, if you also do these actions manually such as liking or commenting on posts very quickly and in masses, Facebook might think you are either botting or using an automated software.

In either case, both call for a trip to Facebook jail.

6. Fake Accounts

The 6th reason people end up in Facebook jail is due to using fake or imposter accounts.

If Facebook notices you using a fake account due to multiple people reporting your account, then it’s a trip to Facebook jail.
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7. Fraud Payments

The 7th reason people end up in Facebook jail is due to suspicious payments.

If you make a payment using a fraudulent card, Facebook will ban your account and off to Facebook jail you will go.

What Does Facebook Jail Look Like?

If you’re in Facebook jail, you will know because you will notice certain new restrictions on your account.

You may or may not receive an email or notification from Facebook and it is only when you try to perform certain actions that you will get a notification.
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How do You Know If You’re In Facebook Jail?

Such actions include but may not be limited to:

  1. Not being able to post on your timeline, on other pages, or groups
  2. Not being able to “like” on other’s posts or picture
  3. Not being able to comment on other’s posts or pictures.
  4. Being blocks from accessing your own page or account

This can be a major pain especially if you run Facebook groups and if you use Facebook as a part of your business — especially if you didn’t know you did anything wrong.

With that being said, how do you get out of Facebook jail?

How Do You Get Out of Facebook Jail?

So okay, you’re in Facebook jail maybe by accident or because you did violate some of their guidelines — how do you get out of it?

When it comes to getting out of Facebook jail, there are three options.

1. Serve Your Sentence

The first way to get out of Facebook jail is to just “serve” your sentence. In other words, just wait it out.

If you are in Facebook jail, as mentioned, you will receive a notification if you try to post on your timeline or anything of the sorts that will say your actions are restricted.

Within the notification it should also state how long you will be restricted.

If you are only in “Facebook jail” for a day or two then it might be best just to wait it out. But let’s say you committed a serious “felony,” and have to be in Facebook jail for a while — then what are your options?

How do you know you're in Facebook Jail?

2. Appeal

The second way to get out of Facebook jail is to file an appeal.

If you know for a fact that you did nothing wrong, then you can select the “This is a mistake” option in the notification and file for an appeal.

You will receive the result of your appeal via email.

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3. Create New Account

The third way to get out of Facebook jail is to create a new account.

This option should be the last resort and only be used if you are in Facebook jail permanently/you are blocked.

This may not be ideal especially if you are running a Facebook group for your business, however, you must have really broken the guidelines to end up in this situation so just chalk it up to a learning experience.

With that being said, if you are in this situation, just make sure to follow the Facebook terms and rules next time to avoid any future hassles.

How Long Does Facebook Jail Last?

How long you have to “serve” your Facebook jail sentence depends on the type of blocking you received.

You can either be temporarily or permanently placed in Facebook jail. In other words, temporarily blocked or permanently blocked.

1. Temporarily

If you have been placed in Facebook jail temporarily then you will receive a notification on when your account will be unlocked.

Being temporarily blocked is the lowest level offense when it comes to Facebook jail and these don’t last long, maybe just a day or two.

It is always changing though, so just pay attention to the date it says in the notification when you try to perform a blocked action such as posting on your timeline or commenting on a post.

2. Permanently

When it comes to being permanently blocked, it is a more serious and “permanent” situation.

In a less severe form of a permanent block, you may only have some features of the account blocked permanently such as commenting and liking on posts but you could still access other features.

In the most severe form of a permanent block, then this means a complete ban on your Facebook account. It’s a life sentence in Facebook jail.

How long does facebook jail time last?

How to Avoid Facebook Jail?

The best way to avoid Facebook jail, even in its most minor form is to understand Facebook’s Terms and Conditions.

But being realistic, who reads through the whole terms and conditions? With that being said, here is a quick summary of things you should not do:

  • Spam post creations back to back
  • Don’t post inappropriate content
  • Don’t send more than 50 friend requests a day
  • Don’t join more than 10 Facebook groups a day
  • Don’t spam add or tag people in posts or pictures
  • Don’t post spam videos or images such as giveaways
  • Don’t use automated software or scripts to post content
  • Don’t use face accounts

Outside of avoiding these actions, some additional steps to protect your account include:

  • Completing your Facebook profile

Make sure you fill out your profile details so that it is a complete profile.

Check out your page and make sure all the details in the “About” section are filled out and accurate.

  • Verify account via mobile

Verify your account via mobile by adding your phone number to your account. This will show Facebook that you are a real person and not a fake or bot account.

Final Remarks

We hope you enjoyed this guide on Facebook jail and learned something new about it!

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148 thoughts on “What is Facebook Jail? Why it Happened & How to Avoid [2022]”

  1. I used the word d*u*m*b in a comment that I wrote about witnessing a teenage boy jump from a bridge into a river (to swim) on the same day as another young man died doing the same thing on another bridge on our city (and a year after a teenager died doing this). I guess that term is not allowed. My comment was removed and I have a violation in my account. I have also been removed as a moderator for a group. There was no end date in the email sent to me and I am now concerned that one wrong move will mean the loss of 15 years of memories…

    • I was put in fb jail for saying they should of kept them locked up with the criminals about GOP Republican senators that went to go visit the ppl in jail for jan 6 to try and help them… this violates my freedom of speech I wasnt even notifed that I was restricted didnt have the option to dispute it … so hear this FB you’ll be hearing from my attorney…

      • Good luck with that, Jena. You have no case. Facebook is a “platform,” not a “publisher.” Look up those legal terms and you’ll understand why no reputable attorney will take this as a case. If an attorney agrees to take your “case,” and requires you to give them up-front money, or a retainer, you need to run away, because you won’t see that money again and you won’t get anything for it.

      • Jena, fb is a joke! Your better off going on p.m and creating a multiple group ,with friends ,and relatives! You can say what ever you want!! It’s not fb, but it’s better then nothing

      • I’m in the same boat!That was just for saying you’re statement was very ignorant.Or bigoted. Never cussed,threatened or called people make.It was simply a freedom of speech.

    • I got 7 days in jail for saying I choked on water 🤦‍♀️ I used the word choked . Facebook is getting to become horrible.

      • Facebook is pathetic. In many areas. Their monitors are not even in the U.S. that’s the saddest case. They also don’t have anyone working on appeals. It’s a botched service and there should be alternatives to Facebook.

        • You are so right. I filed an appeal twice because I have no idea what was wrong with what I posted and they didn’t even hear the appeal. I still don’t know what was wrong with what I posted. I’ve asked friends and family and they don’t know. No one knows. It wasn’t reported. It’s the Facebook bots or whatever they are.

          • The same I told I was blocked for 72 hours and this is the 7 day. I repost a video that was sent to meh

          • Same here -Kicked off for 30 days for “Bullying “ .I’ve been a Social Worker for 32 years and never bullied anyone in my life !

      • I am Australian and we swear at each other as a form of endearment, my most recent ban was for saying the F word on it’s own in a comment, I got 30 days still have a couple of hours to go! I think we should have different terms and conditions for Aussies haha

      • I just got put in jail for 7 days commenting on a news post from Queensland that had three snakes in someone’s attic rafters. I tagged a friend of mine who HATES snakes just as much as I do and I said “guess I’m burning my house down.” I apparently was inciting violence.

    • I used the word Censorship, got 30 days. 30 minutes Katerina received message saying mt post was within Community Standards, and put my post back up. But still can’t post anything for 30 days. How do you talk to human? Please help me.

      • I got a notice from fb saying they were blocking me for a post I put up 2 years ago and they showed a blank post so I have no idea what it was. But I’m not offensive in any way. And sadly I appealed and noone ever got back to me. I have no idea whats going on with this platform. Really sad. Lost about 12 years of memories, including tons of pix of my son growing up. So. They can go back in your old history and decide you’re offensive and not even tell you what you did wrong…

        • Hey they did the same thing to me yesterday Nov 29, 2021 for a jpg I shared over two years ago…with nobody to contact or any redress whatsoever…I find FB very dicktatorial in the worst way….if they just started bots why go back to 2009 and go thru everyone’s posts??? I just didn’t take it seriously…but reported it any way I could not that they even give a flip…I can still comment just cant use my home page or they said “advertise”…which I never do…something is weird and I do feel this is going to get a heck of alot worse now.

      • I have NO idea why I am in “jail”😡 since January 1,2022.
        I depend on my support groups for my voice, and my grieving mothers group. My Sons account is linked to mine because I am his legacy person for his account. All his pictures and comments I can’t bear the thought of never seeing them again. I have “appealed “ no response.

    • Hi Nicole I have my account restricted too again for like the fifth or sixth time and the past few times were for a month I’m currently blocked again Facebook is getting ridiculous you can’t say anything or anyone is dumb or stupid otherwise they will block you because they think it’s bullying. I’m sorry but calling someone dumb or stupid is not bullying they really need to look up the definition of the word because they have no clue what it means. So I understand your situation completely. I’m going to Tennessee at the end of the month and I can’t post anything about that because I’ll still be blocked. And this sucks big time.

      • So how do I appeal to fb to drop my restriction. My new business is not going well. I can’t even find out what I said that made this happen. How do you Appeal when you don’t know why or what offense I committed. Ugh!

    • I posted a picture of a naked baby on my friends happy birthday timeline and captioned it “Nice birthday suit” and have been banned for almost 30 days now for posting sexual exploitation of a minor. I tried to appeal stating my ill humored post was inappropriate and in bad taste and apologized every way I could think of. It was my only offense in countless years of participation in the group without incident. I was at the time an administrator in a global group of antique collectors and now have no contact with the group I co founded.

  2. Im in Fb jail now because some knuckle-dragger said insulting and aggressive things to me for having a contrary opinion, so I returned the favor. I guess saying that I’d do something unpleasant to him if he ever spoke like that to me in person was construed as a threat; either that or my upstanding fellow citizen reported me. Moral of the story: don’t attempt a political/social/moral debate with classless morons (esp of the MAGA variety). What was I thinking?

    Speaking of Which: Hi, Tim Burnell of Salt Lake City, UT. Just wanted to let everyone know that you’re a first class hypocrite who wears the stars & stripes outwardly but has the heart of a Nazi. Cheers!

    Finally, I want to thank Fb for making any kind of meaningful discussion about anything important an impossibility. Way to defeat the very purpose of your existence, you passionless humps.

    • I was put in FB jail for paste a post that was already on FB . How can this be if it was already on Facebook and paste and contact the person who posted it to start out with and they weren’t flag for disinformation. Then was I put in FB jail

      • This is happening to me… I got 30 days for copying and pasting a post on a girl spitting on a cop and called her grubby.. the post is up on another page 🙄 and I’m 7 days in to a 30 day ban for harassment and bullying 🙄

        • I just saw your comment
          I did none of the above !
          Threatened for normal language that others used in their comments etc. I thought this was fake spam asking me to immediately take my picture to prove who I am & that
          “ I am old enough “! seriously look at my pictures & friends , posts & comments !! I will take my picture after I get dressed & put makeup on ! 😅! So I look the same ! crazy !
          Do you think someone did this to me !? I am retired ! I am old !!!

    • I got put in Facebook jail for calling out a person spreading Covid misinformation here in Florida.

      What burns me is all the f— bombs posts that we all see daily on posts.

      Also, I guess that spreading Covid misinformation that can endanger people is okay; calling them out is not.

      I am caring for a medically vulnerable person just released from the hospital. Besides her, I am also self isolating to protect her until she can get a booster vaccination.

      If anyone is being harassed, it is my friend and me. We are being held hostage here in Florida by those not abiding by CDC guidelines and spreading misinformation.

    • Hi Diego I’m in the same situation I’m in Facebook jail again for like the fifth or sixth time. Facebook is getting really ridiculous you can’t say anything if you call somebody stupid, dumb or a dumbass they say it’s bullying they need to look up the definition of the word because they’re clueless as to what the word means. I’m going to Tennessee at the end of the month and I can’t post anything because I’ll still be blocked I won’t be unblocked I thought about after I come back. So I feel your frustration it’s really stupid and annoying. Uh oh I better not say that I might be bullying Facebook. LOL!!!!

  3. I’m in fb jail. I didn’t realize what I posted was didn’t meet standards. I’m sorry for what I wrote. Please forgive me. I was upset that a mother took her childs life. I wasn’t thinking clearly. I was showing sympathy for child only. Can my block be removed.

    • This isn’t the people who run Facebook Karen, this is a blogger. Are you out of Facebook jail yet x

    • Hi Karen Bromberg. I’m in Facebook jail too for like the fifth or sixth time. It’s really ridiculous you can’t say anything otherwise they’ll block you. There’s no freedom of speech anymore and it’s really ridiculous I’m blocked for 30 days. This is my fourth or fifth time being blocked for that long and it’s stupid and unnecessary. We should have every right to say what we want to say I thought this was supposed to be a free country but according to Facebook should have seen that way.

  4. I was put in Facebook jail for promoting my legal radio show on a legal radio station and just letting people know that the program was available to be listened to on mixcloud these people are playing big brother but letting horrible comments on some posts slide thank god that I was around before the internet was even invented this is childish and immature Facebook has no moral scruples if seen some truly horrid things that they haven’t bothered to address that they should have done pitiful they should be ashamed of themselves.

    • I agree. It’s an absolute joke. There’s some absolutely vile things on Facebook and you report it and you get “we found that this content doesn’t go against our community standards”. I’m sorry, what.

      • I reported a session (on Watch) between a woman and a horse with a full hard on as animal abuse and they said that it didn’t go against their standards. To quote the person above, “what passionless humps.”

      • Absolutely! I reported (no more) a whole lot of fake profiles or offensive stuff. Once a man reached me on FB video and was exposing his very large (huge) PXXXS and they responded it did not go against their standards. WHAT?! That was a flagrant violation. Then as soon as I post an article talking about Dr Mercola being deleted from YouTube without notice I am immediately deactivated. What kind of sh** is that?

  5. So someone in my camping group posted a funny picture of a blue recliner the guy sits in the chair with a beer pushed a bottom the chair moves like an electric wheel chair ( the pic was a funny meme ) I posted I’d run a few ppl over😇 and next thing I’m in Facebook jail for three days 🤷‍♀️ So ridiculous

  6. I was blocked for 30 days as I bullied a bully!! He is on a specific site and there have been instances when he actually makes fun of people for fifferent reasons!! This time he was mocking a sight impaired person who dictates his comments to the smart phone he has but hasn’t used the correcting device and it all comes out wrong! The times I’ve been blocked is because I defend others being bullied!! Of course, facebook can’t translate Greek so obviously see what I’ve been reported for to understand!!!

  7. I shared a memory from 2019 and now I’m in Facebook jail. I share memories all the time that Facebook says to look back on. Would like to know how long I’m going to be in Facebook jail and what memory that was so offensive that they put me in it

  8. I’m in Facebook jail for congratulating someone on winning the stupidest comment of the day award.

    • Hi Chris. Facebook probably thought you were bullying just like they did to me I’m in Facebook jail again benefits of six time. You can’t call somebody stupid an idiot or a dumbass because they think that’s bullying I have no idea what the definition of the word is and they need to look it up.

    • Hi Chris again exposed to say they have no idea what the definition of the word bullying means

  9. I’m in Facebook jail for three days starting today. I answered a post that my friend sent me. I told him that “if you touch me, I will kill you”! It’s a common phrase that is used all of the time and not deliberate. This is not right by no means.

  10. I swear I can’t even sneeze without being put in Facebook jail. I don’t cuss in my comments (anymore) and I see WAYYYYYY WORSE things said and even when I report them it’s always “fine” yet I’m always being flagged. WHY

    • Hi John it’s because they’re stupid and one-sided I hope this answers your question. I’m currently in Facebook jail again for 30 days.

    • I agree with you John, I get the same treatment from the morons, running fb I read a lot of worse things ,then what I said! Wtf!! ???

      • How long does it take To decide if we are getting out of f.b jail or not , what the hell is taking so long!! I see worse things postered on f.b.book oppose to what we’re my comments In fact most of the comments I’m reading on this page ,from other people in jail , is nothing compared to what I read on f.b !!!!! What are you judging us, are you bias??

      • How long does it take To decide if we are getting out of f.b jail or not , what the hell is taking so long!! I see worse things postered on f.b.book oppose to what we’re my comments In fact most of the comments I’m reading on this page ,from other people in jail , is nothing compared to what I read on f.b !!!!! What are you judging us, are you bias?? Well I’m saying it again !,

      • How long does it take To decide if we are getting out of f.b jail or not , what the hell is taking so long!! I see worse things postered on f.b.book oppose to what we’re my comments In fact most of the comments I’m reading on this page ,from other people in jail , is nothing compared to what I read on f.b !!!!! What are you judging us, are you bias?? Well I’m saying it again !, how u want me to reword it???

      • How long does it take To decide if we are getting out of f.b jail or not , what the hell is taking so long!!

  11. I have been improperly jailed multiple times. The craziest was while I am a Marine, and on a Marine Vet page, I called one of my fellow jarheads a “DevilDog” which is a name we leathernecks abide by dating back from world war 1. I was instantly banned for bullying and lost 15 days.

  12. I’m in FB jail because apparently using the word idiot is bullying and harassment and I got 30 days. Pure ridiculousness. Really thinking about moving to another social media because you never know what will get you in FB jail. They are even going back to posts from YEARS ago and doling out jail time for them. I recently got 30 days for something I posted in 2015!!!! and they also suspended live video for me for 90 days. FB has become fascist, while trying to be the opposite. Especially if you are of the conservative viewpoint, you have a target on your back. If you dont believe what Herr Zuckerburg believes, you are not going to last long.

    • Yeah I have had enough, I tried to move to another platform but all my family (which is why I stay on Facie) only use Facebook and didn’t want to move so I guess I will have to behave when I get out tonight!

  13. I’m in fb jail for something I didn’t do..That day I deleted 4 things that came up on my page from a year ago.It was about Trump.That day I posted 1 picture of my father in law and said happy Birthday. They fb said I posted 4 idems that went against policy. I THOUGHT I DELETED NOT POSTED.SAID I BE IN JAIL 30 DAYS.THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN JULY 16TH.NOW I STILL CANT GeIT ON.WHAT A DEAL.

  14. I’m in FB jail for telling that FRAUDITOR ANTHONY EX off. I was responding to comments he made. I DID NOT BULLY or HARASS HIM. I was just EXPRESSING MY OPINION, FREE SPEECH!

  15. I keep getting in Facebook jail for saying the exact same thing as most other people on the same post. A woman kept two dogs out in the heat here in Vegas and they died. Evidently, saying that the same thing should happen to her is hate speech.. 🙄 This is getting insane… Most others said the same damned thing…

  16. I have no idea why ! Or for how long . Who can I contact to find out what I posted that was the reason

  17. I got Facebook jail for a week because I said in a group post about a video game that contains virtual AI humans, that I was going to kill them all. I was quote “inciting violence”, riiiiight…..the bot cops on Facebook in 2021 have gone overboard.

  18. I called someone a moron yesterday and that sad individual reported me to Facebook because he didn’t like the hurty word and I got banned for three days. However Facebook have double standards because they allow things to be posted on there which really shouldn’t be posted ie racist comments about football players after the Euro’s and the people who post them don’t get banned but when I call someone a moron I get banned for it, also I have been on the receiving end of some horrendous abuse in the past on Facebook and they did absolute diddle squat to stop it from happening #DoubleStandards

    • I’m in Facebook jail now. I have no idea what I did or how long for. I never received an email from anyone informing me of my violation or of how long this would last. I really only use Facebook for listing items for sale in local groups. The notification th a t pops up when I try to post something now is that I’m temporarily restricted from some features. So, I can’t post items for sale now. All of my ads are still up, so I believe this is a mistake, but I have no clue how to dispute it. Guess I’ll have to serve my sentence and keep checking on it. Smh

  19. Someone hacked my personal account and posted a vulgar picture and now I’m in jail. Also my business instagram which is my absolute income has been blocked as well. Absolutely devastated. Facebook has not replied at all! Sydney COVID lockdown and my only income is online and it’s gone.

  20. Was just thrown in fb jail for 7 days for posting a messenger thread of this religious nut who wouldn’t shut up. It was flagged for “sexual activity”, but the screenshot was a image of jesus judging me, and my response underneath of saying i hope the rapture does happen so all the religious psychos can go and we can run the world healthily. “Sexual activity”??? WTF?!

  21. No. I don’t think Facebook Jail should exist. You have people out there that make comments just to get people in Facebook Jail. I believe it is Facebook themselves. If you go back you will find the comment you usually responded to is gone. This is why I joined a class action suit to sue Facebook and have Congress break large tech apart. Break up monopolies and fine and penalize any social media that interferes with the First Amendment. It was here before you. You not playing with in it’s guidelines.

  22. He’s got like someone posted a picture of a huge naked woman laying in a recliner. And I reported it they said it did not go against their standards. I posted a picture of a Mexican man just showing his butt crack and they put me in jail.

  23. I have been put in Facebook jail for defending myself too! Someone disparaged me for saying I was a bad Grandmother because all my kids and grandkids were vaccinated and they did nothing to that person! I think they pick and choose who to go after and my freedoms of speech is being violated! And another was for saying a Representative who brought a gun on a plane should be banned from flying. Anybody else would have been! Just who are these Facebook banners!

  24. I was warned because a friend asked about shoes, I replied with a picture of the shoes I liked, with a link to the website…..Totally harmless! I disputed it and got the bot response that no one’s there to solve the dispute, then closed it! What’s the point of disputing anything then? I get that same response to EVERY dispute, come on Facebook, your people are back to work!

  25. I got put in FB jail for 3 days because I copied and pasted a meme from another user. The meme said “It’s not a pandemic it’s an IQ test”. This meme is still on my friends FB page and she did not go to FB jail for this meme but I did??? I got put in jail the week before for one day and they never even told me why. Only that my comment went against Community Standards but I have no idea what I said. Have a friend that was in FB jail for 3 days and they came across another comment he made that they didn’t approve and he got put back in FB jail for 7 days while he was already in FB jail. Can’t someone else come up with a great social media site where our first amendment right… the right to free speech!!!!

  26. I was blocked my Facebook without my notice. It was my son who was holding d phone. I later realised I have bn blocked. I thought Facebook will unblock me themselves cos I knew nothing about how to go about it. After 31 days without using Facebook I realised I have bn permanently blocked n I’m just loosing it. I have bn sad throughout. I can’t afford a new phone now n this is very sad for me. Is there anyway Facebook can lift this ban on me n allow me to either use my old account or let me create a new one.

  27. I’m in facebook jail. I am on several yards sale pages and in order to get things sold on these pages, I tag members that I think are interested. Everybody does it. Apparently that is consider spam and I have been in jail before but it usually lasts less than 24 hours. This time it has been 2 days. It’s so frustrating! I don’t see a way to contact anybody. When I try to post I get a message that I have been limited on what I can post. How do i navigate this? All of these facebook pages that I am on do this all day long and it just seems that I am continuously breaking these silly rules. Help!

  28. Anyone know what happens when you come out of jail? My wife was blocked for three days about ten days ago and still can’t post. She posted a copyrighted video on one of her pages and ALL of her pages have been blocked ever since

  29. This is my 3rd 3-day sentence, and what’s really frustrating is after your first one, it feels like you’re on “probation” and Facebook is keeping an eye on you. There was one comment I made that did get a little extreme, so I thought that was fair, but this most recent one is just because I called someone an idiot for thinking an AR-15 is an acceptable hunting rifle…

    Anyone know how long probation lasts? Also, have you guys seen Myspace lately? It’s now a music streaming platform. I’d like to pitch the idea we all go back to Myspace.

  30. I’am in FB Jail- made a remark about dogs that were rescued in a dog fighting ring-sorry-I called the ppl- POS’S-but thanked those that rescued the pooches. Now for how long?? I’am trying to help a woman not to be homeless in OH- so need FB right now-! Never in my life-have I wished anyone harm. Please help.

  31. I’m in Facebook jail as we speak for a bunch of one-sided Facebook bull. I had posted a comment, then went back the next day to see if their were any responses and there was one who used the name calling tactic. Being used to it I decided to report it anyways since there was a mention of a sexual content nature which is supposed to go against community standards. So all I did was report the comment (which I never heard from Facebook’s ruling and not surprised) then I tried hiding the comment but only for it to keep staying up. The strange part was that at one point it wasn’t even allowing me anymore as the “Like Reply More” options under the comment were completely gone. I needed to click on the “More” to hit hide. So guess what? I get sent to Facebook jail for 3 days all the while this poster (more than likely a Facebook employee like they all are) gets to keep up his trash talk comment online. Pathetic and freaking unbelievable!

  32. I was put in Facebook jail for a mistake that I wasn’t aware that changing my birth year because I had it locked for my eyes only. A dating website posted my age and a picture. So I changed my year not knowing you couldn’t do this. It has been over a month and since this was a honest mistake, was wondering how long it takes to be forgiven? I really need messenger too because of my elderly Mother to communicate with my Sister, who is a RN and not near cell tower. Please help me.

  33. I joked with a friend that she should burn her house down because of a giant spider after she made the same exact comment!! I have an absolutely rated G account!. I accidentally hit the button that I agreed with their decision to block me next time I violated their rules because I was so taken off guard by their big warning notifications. Now if I do one more thing I’m blocked??!!. I’m older, not great with technology and no one to help me make a new account. I wouldn’t even know where to start. Shame on you Facebook!!!

  34. I’m in for 30 days for saying something was ignorant. I got put in 2 weeks ago for saying next time I go to the beach I’ll just kidnap you and we can sit on the balcony and take pictures all day. This was to a friend of mine. Before that I got out in for asking my sister to pick me up some white trash bags. Before that I got out in for commenting on my brothers post and asking him to pick up the balloons and trash out of the yard so the baby don’t get one and choke to death on it. I appealed them all and it said they still went against community standards for violence hate speech or bullying. I hate Facebook

  35. In FB jail now for committing a crime in 2019 that wasn’t a crime then but is now. Evidently no grandfather clauses. 28 days, appealed, but my profile, etc has been removed. Due to that my family/friends worried. Be nice if FB could at least mark the account as “in jail” or “suspended “

  36. Saw somebody said that another person was an effing a hole. I said what kind of idiot talks like that? I got banned for 30 days

  37. I’ve been into FB jail several times and over the course I’ve come to a few conclusions. 1) savvy assholes on FB have discovered that they can weaponize the complaint system to effectively silence people and their opinions by baiting conversations and then feigning bullying. 2) FB appears to be using offshore workers who are non-native English speakers to manage their complaint system owing to the fact that the reviewers appear to have little knowledge of Anglo-American cultural idioms. Consequently ignorance defaults to unsupported claims of bullying. 3) The idiots who came up with the jail system failed to create a way to reverse the jail sentence when an appeal is won (which has happened to me at least twice). So they message that they reversed their decision, but still leave you in FB jail.

  38. I’m currently in FB jail since yesterday for 30 days. The algorithm said bullying.
    I commented on another post on how we would be stuck with “cameltoe hoe” if Biden were removed from office due to his obvious ineptitude!
    I don’t see it as bullying! i see it as truth seeing as how Kamala is also inept at her job and it’s common knowledge she has basically done personal favors for men of power and position to get where she is!
    Facebook hates the truth. Especially from Conservatives!

  39. I just wanna know why im still in fb jail.i know i am i took one picture and no one comment on it and people do comment on my pic

  40. I was put in for 30 days for REPOSTING from someone else’s post. They got NOTHING I got 30 days. So disappointed in FB. Anyone want to start a discrimination case with me…. any lawyers want to help lol

  41. I don’t even know what comment hot me blocked. Just a message that I am banned for 30 days for harassment at a time I know I wasn’t even on Facebook or even awake. No options given to me

  42. I haven’t been able to post in ANY groups since May. I can comment on posts, but can’t post my own. Everything I post comes up as violating community standards…which I’m not! I’ve never been told I’m in FB “jail”…so I don’t know when it actually started or when it will finish. I’ve disagreed with every blocked post but it doesn’t really do anything.

  43. I got 30 days suspension on August 27th for supposed harassment and bullying. The message sent to me never included my supposed comment. Plus I wasn’t even on Facebook at tge day/time it said I made the comment. Now my business page and a fundraising page for my daughter who is on the transplant list is also suspended. Won’t let me change or add administrator’s so I can update people on her progress

  44. I am not sure if I’m in Facebook jail but I cannot login no matter what I do. The only thing that I may do that could be considered to some offensive is post things like Christian songs or occasionally Bible verses. I am not sure how to get logged back in. I have tried but it seems to take me in circles putting in new passwords and asking for a generator code that I can’t find anywhere. It’s just very strange.

  45. My son told me that he cannot see my Facebook account anymore. That’s what made me think I might be in jail.

  46. I’ve learned some of the keywords. Type “co video,” not covid. Say “bish” or “shid,” not the real ones. ALWAYS contest the offense.

    In August, I got a warning for bullying. I know the gal IRL and approached her in public apologizing. She was confused and reiterated that we both exchanged lols in our banter. Idk who reported me, but it’s still on my account warnings page.

    I’ve exchanged angry words in debates that deserved the TOS they got, but I contested it and it was gone super fast. The ones I deserved are gone and the one I squashed IRL stay there forever. Habba da?!

    I’ve noticed one can purchase a third-party’s services to expedite removing suspensions and bans. Wow, FB is just like real life. Millionaires get charged pennies that us peons can’t afford. The rent just went up at FB and I left MySpace for less than that.

  47. I have not posted for months and somehow am banned for “posting explicit content”. I can’t figure out anyway to get back in to Facebook or Instagram. I can’t argue it bc I can’t get in. Any ideas?

  48. told my friend I was going to kidnap him and bring him to a music festival. Now i’m locked up in FAcebook jail. BAH HA HA HA

  49. I am in facebook jail now for 24 hours bcuz I asked someone if they had a brain. I guess no posting on my business group today. Ridiculous

  50. Well I guess I am in Facebook jail but I don’t know why. What can a 71 year old do to create a problem on Facebook. All was fine this AM but by 2PM I was completely blocked. I have not recieved any word of why this has happened. This was my only real way of keeping in touch with many of my senior friends and former co-workers. I live alone so I will miss them.

  51. I’m in Facebook jail. I posted this morning about Dr Mercola’s channel being deleted without notice because he continues to speak out against government agencies and other platforms that are decimating our basic human rights.

  52. Thanks for the info. I think I’m serving a sentence based upon what I’ve read but did not receive notification which means I can’t appeal nor have any idea how long it is. Anything I’ve done on Facebook should not have even come close to being putting me in this box. Suggestions?

  53. In an article on James Bond movies a player wrote Goldfinger.
    I wrote P**sy, referring to the character P**sy Galore.
    Facebook gave me 30 days for bullying.
    This is not a joke, this is what the algorithm does to innocent people.

    • I got put in jail for a day back during the election for a meme I thought was just funny. Apparently I was “bullying” Joe Biden.. I really hope I didn’t hurt his feelings.

  54. I called someone a cretin for posting an inappropriate comments on an obituary post! Apparently calling someone out is bullying! I’m in Jail for 3 days, So I just created a new account with a different email address. I’d love if Google challenge Facebook and set up a better alternative. Most outrageous stuff is allowed and innocent stuff you get jail.

  55. I’ve been blocked and have no idea why – from FB, messenger and Instagram. I sent id of who I am and it says it will look into it, usually within a day – this was nearly a month ago. Is there anyone you can appeal to??? Or can tell me why I’m banned. It makes no sense and it might be permanent. All my photos are on FB and I can’t reach them. Don’t understand!!

  56. I’ve been in Facebook jail and don’t know why, it’s been since oct 2021 my mother was in the hospital when I found out, trying to contact family members of family and friends. They did not give me a reason why still in jail it October 29th heard nothing from them…

  57. I was put on Facebook jail for commenting on a video of a guy catching his wife cheating. All I said was “Cheaters, men and women suck”. Not sure if cheaters or sucks got me 7 days!!!

  58. My Facebook is somehow blocked and I do not know why. I need to know how to get in touch with someone from Facebook since I cannot lose my pictures on my account and I sell things on Marketplace. I cannot even access Messenger right now. The message states the following:
    If we find your account didn’t follow our Community. Standards, it will remain disabled. Please tell me someone know what this means. I have never gotten this message. Please help me guys…..

  59. On Friday I was handed a 3 day ban for a joke comment about using snipers on cyclists that were protesting something. Pretty heavy handed I thought, given that i wasnt exactly being serious. Naturally I appealed it, but it was rejected.
    Today, Monday, I find myself with a 7 day ban for posting that when it comes to people who play loud music through their own personal speakers in public, I would have them rounded up and launched from a cannon to the heart of the sun.
    How anyone can take that as anything other than a joke (I mean, how the hell would you actually go about doing that?!) Is beyond me. However, Facebook being Facebook, they say it went against their terms on violence and incitement. I’ve appealed it, but I’m really not hopeful.

  60. Facebook is so stupid, i got restricted for 24 hours because this guy called himself ugly and i said he wasnt ugly and they said it was bullying him w pathetic is that. I said he wasnt ugly and i got reported, someone is obviously jealous of me because i was being nice, wow to who ever reads this that reported me, that is petty that i got reported for being nice. Ur obviously in the wrong and i hope u know that!! But to tell you the truth i forgive u!!!

  61. I was put in FB jail today and I have no ideal why. I had to a video of my face and turn my head so they can tell I am a real person…. When do you find out how long you will in FB Jail?

  62. I keep getting in FB jail because I get bullied a lot….and if you dare stand up for yourself. BAMMMM!!! Your in FB jail…..its horrible. FB support bullies.

  63. If you can’t put true words, sorry, I think it’s very lame of fb. I’m blocked for hate… no idea what the hate is in. should I post lies?

  64. I’m honestly unaware of anything I have posted that would be offensive enough to jail me. When I opened Facebook this morning the notice my screen showed that I must appeal the actions and get it resolved with in 30 days and they may decide to block me out permanently. I tried to open the notice and fill out a request for a review. I could not open the post to fill out the form. I entered both my phone # and my email address to get a 6 digit code to allow me to get into my acct. Never could get an response

    • Same here. Just posted my comment and then saw yours. I’m afraid that our accounts have been hacked and there’s no cure. Unless it all resolves on its own in 30 days…Else…forget it.

  65. I don’t know whether I’m in Fb jail or my account has been hacked. One thing’s for sure, whenever I try to access my account I get the Security Check message…a confirmation code will be sent to my phone number etc. However Fb will not give me another option, since this phone number is no longer in use.
    Therefore I’m stuck in this suspended account situation and in 30 days it says it will permanently deleted.
    Any ideas by the way?

  66. I’ve been banned for 10 mthsout of the last 12. The current 30 days was for using the word fools. An everyday word used to enhance an open debate, this one was on the current illegal immigration problem we have in the UK with Channel crossings in large inflatables. What has happened to free speech on Facebook & I believe I am now being bullied by Facebook into curbing my use of the English language. Totally unreasonable in their actions.

    • There is no free speech on FB. It is privately own and he can make his own rules. There is no one monitoring the appeals and they wouldn’t understand and you anyway. This is all done over seas.

  67. My child was using my phone and ended up putting a inappropriate meme of chef Gordon Ramsey in his form, something they found on on fb and de idea to share, on my page and a friend of mine called me and I took the phone and immediately took the meme down, several minutes later I got a email stating that was my account was disabled. Then I received one saying g it was permently disabled by Meta, now I received one saying ots just disabled again, am I in facebook jail or what’s going on? I use my page for several big reasons and I alot of what I use my page for is for my photography, and now I don’t know if my account is in facebook jail or if it’s something else, but I’ve reached our several times but have gotten no answer back

    • There is nobody to monitor the appeals. This is all done oversea to people that don’t understand our language. It sucks but that’s the way it is. This is a privately owned web sight and ole Bill can do as he pleases.

  68. I got 30 days FB Jail for a breach of ‘community standards’ for this:
    An article on a US traitor who sold military secrets to the USSR in the 60’s appeared in my feed,
    My comment was simple: “He should have been sh*t for treason”.

    Now given that sh**ting or hanging traitors is common practise (or used to be) and that the death penalty remains on the statute books of many countries, I simply do not see how any objectively minded person or organization could justify banning me for 30 days – it’s absolutely absurd. I appealed twice and lost and tried the arbitration appeal – which was not selected for processing. Madness! Utter madness! What’s next I wonder? –

  69. Is there any other alternative to face book? I am constantly being put in. I can like a post & get put in for 30 days. Who makes these decisions? I’m sick of them! They only offered a chance to appeal one time. Then just said thank you for your comment. I think they should be put in real jail for being a total loser!

  70. I got placed in FB jail for using the word sh**t. A lady and I were talking about stray dogs and how to get rid of them. I replied that if they are chasing our livestock or any of our animals we will sh**t them. I don’t this violates anything it just using this word. sense this is monitored over seas they don’t understand the English language and just flag the word or words they see. I got put in there before for using the hang also. FB needs to get it together. I know it’s hard to monitor every conversation on here but this is uncalled for. Nobody is monitoring the appeals so it does no good.

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