Facebook banned Lyndon Perry, the founder and operator of I,Hypocrite, and sole admin for the I,Hypocrite Facebook page. While Facebook did not give a specific reason for disabling his account, they did offer an intrusive appeal process. Speaking to BigTech.fail, Perry said:
This account is the only admin on the I,Hypocrite page, so that page is now floating in limbo, unable to be managed.
They did not give a reason, but an option to appeal, which then required me to upload a photo of myself and copy of driver’s license.
After doing so, Facebook said that reviewing the information would take longer to review than normal “due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” Three days later, Perry’s account was suddenly reinstated, except his admin capabilities for I,Hypocrite were disabled.
A restriction placed on his account said he would be “restricted from creating Pages” for the next three months. He received from Facebook “no email, no message, no notification, nothing.”