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Is Facebook against authors who write romance?

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For the past few weeks, we have found our book community being banned from posting in book groups.  Groups that have been created for the purpose of book promotions.  Groups that are asking for book links,  author promotions, author services, book related events and giveaways.

Authors are being banned because they write romance?  A New York Times Best Selling Author was told that she writes porn and therefore was banned.  Where are rules and restrictions of this policy?

Since when are authors not allowed to promote themselves on Facebook? Since when did Facebook start censoring romance books?  Is Facebook taking a stand against authors, street teams, book promotions, personal assistants and the entire book community?  

People are being blocked with no explanation or warning.  People’s livelihoods are being affected because Facebook has decided to ban without a reason or explanation.  What are the violations?  What are the rules?  Help us understand.

There has been plenty of porn videos popping up all over the place. In fact two were reported from two different people only for it to come back from the review team that it didn’t go against your restrictions.  Since when is deep throating acceptable on Facebook but romance novels are being ostracized?

You give your members an option to create groups.  There are groups for everything including BDSM communities for example. Since when did Facebook make the decision to start banning book related activity?  This has never been a problem before.  In fact the description in most of the book groups, will state what is acceptable to post.

Unless we’ve missed something, there is no announcement from Facebook that has stated that book advertising is not allowed or anything remotely along those lines .  So as a book community we would really like some answers as to what the violations are,  how to avoid them and the new changes that Facebook has implemented without informing its members.  To just ban members without warning for two weeks is absolutely unfair, especially when there is so much unethical goings on throughout the entire website.  

Thank you

The Entire Book Community


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