A photographer claims that a misunderstanding about ‘shooting Christians’ caused his Facebook account to be suspended.
Nicolas Chinardet told the Mirror Online that he was given a 24 hour ban after he said that he was going to ‘shoot’ – as in take pictures – of a group of Christians at a central London church.
Chinardet tweeted about the incident.
I’ve just been blocked from @facebook for 24hrs for posting that I was ‘shooting a few Christians…’ I’m a f**king photographer…no way to appeal or explain.
The photographer told Mirror that he had been photographing members of an LGBT+ Christian group for a magazine article about gay pride.
It almost certainly was implemented by an algorithm.
The annoying point in my view is that FB imposes bans without a right of appeal.
Chinardet, who owns his own business, Zefrographica, told indy100
I haven't heard a peep from Facebook (not that I was expecting any, based on previous experience).
The ban has since been lifted.
indy100 has contacted Facebook for comment.