Facebook restores the Catholic sites it had blocked. The website claimed the pages had been blocked due to a spam detection tool.
Facebook has restored more than 25 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in the system.
In a statement to ACI Prensa, a Facebook spokesperson said, “The pages were reestablished. The incident was a malfunction of the spam detection mechanism in our platform. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Between the night of July 17 and the morning of July 18, Facebook unpublished more than 25 pages in at least three languages – English, Portuguese and Spanish – without giving an initial explanation to page administrators.
The blocked Catholic pages each had between hundreds of thousands and 9 million followers.