My Message to NPR

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Return to Facebook

Note: This is the news story suggestion that I shared with NPR which describes the account issues that many Facebook users have been experiencing. Almost a month ago, I woke up to discover that not only had someone used my credentials to change the profile and header images on a page that I manage, but … Read more

The Story behind the account issues people are having with Facebook

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Download, July 2021

During the month since my account was disabled by Facebook, I’ve begun tracking the questions and stories that are being posted on subreddits like /r/Facebook and /r/FacebookDisabledMe on a daily basis. The idea was that documentation of the different types of issues people are having with Facebook would help to make our problems a little … Read more

Let’s Make July 23 “Facebook Day”

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Facebookdisabledme

Let’s make Friday, July 23 the day that everybody makes a huge push to try to get our accounts back. This means posting a description of our issues with Facebook as well as sharing the stories of others on Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms. Let’s also spark discussions about Facebook as a company, its role … Read more

Let’s give Facebook a wake up call

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Return to Facebook

Since posting my last message stating that we should make July 23 the day that we raise up the issues we’ve been seeing with Facebook, I have been reflecting a bit on what that day should be about. Some have asked if people should quit Facebook on the twenty-third. Everybody has the choice of keeping … Read more

Facebook has an identity crisis

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series What is Facebook?

Social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, and others, all grew in popularity because of their innovation, convenience, and “fun” factor. Facebook, specifically, took the concept of the blog and somehow made it smaller. Instead of sharing a long string of thoughts, you were sharing a single thought or idea. People weren’t thinking about the … Read more

From a quiet Memorial Day weekend to a shocking surprise

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Return to Facebook

We spent Saturday outside re-organizing the garage, and then broke ground on a new memorial garden we wanted to put into place in memory of our son, Josh, who passed away in April from brain cancer. On Monday, we hung out with some friends outside. On Tuesday morning, I learned that a page that I … Read more

Plan B: Submit an appeal to Facebook

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Return to Facebook

A few posts I’ve read online have directed me to a form where you can submit an appeal to Facebook. I have tried doing this, but will then get the immediate response that Facebook will not be reviewing the decision to disable my account. A post which recommends submitting an appeal also identities the automated … Read more

Some Good News

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Return to Facebook

Today, I heard a bit of good news. One of my admins on the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival page were able to replace the offensive header and profile images with graphics which were a lot more appropriate. Unfortunately, they were only an editor on the page, so aren’t able to take full control over the … Read more

Request for appeal

To: appeals@fb.com From: Jon Morgan Dear Facebook, . I am writing to appeal the decision made last week to disable my Facebook account registered under the email address of 32bpwr3@gmail.com and the name Jon Alan Morgan. What I believe happened is that my account was accessed by someone who then changed the header images on … Read more