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Operating a Facebook account successfully has to do with obeying the terms and conditions governing the social media platform. Just like in every other system, there are rules governing the use of the Facebook platform which were meant to protect those using the platform against misleading information targeted at deceiving the users. In other words, the Facebook team aims at fishing out dubious and deceitful accounts for the purpose of protecting other users.

This post will be highlighting those factors the Facebook team considers before blocking any Facebook account. According to Facebook’s terms and conditions, the following violations could lead to the blocking of any Facebook account:



Facebook account can be suspected of impersonation based on the information presented during the account creation. If the account is bearing the full name and other details of an existing Facebook account such an account will become a suspicious one and could easily be blocked if any suspicious activity is found or carried out in it.

Facebook account impersonation ranges from the use of existing Facebook account names to profile pictures, uploaded pictures, and others.


Automatic/unusual friend request

One of the activities of a new Facebook account that could lead to blocking is the use of unusual or abnormal friend requests. This is an activity involving sending a friend request to numerous accounts within a single login session. Such activity has been one of the major violations in the use of the Facebook account. Once it is noticed that a new Facebook account is sending numerous friend requests in a bid to build a friend list it could be assumed that the account is sending some of those requests to unknown people which could be viewed as spamming of the friend requests.


Abusive and offensive engagements

There are activities that could be referred to as Abusive and offensive engagements, they are those activities that could be regarded as hate speech because they exhibit religious hatred or abuse, tribal/ethnic hatred or abuse, political hatred or abuse, and personal hatred or abuse.  Activities such as comments, posts, and reactions exhibiting any of the mentioned behavior could be viewed as a violation of the Facebook terms. For instance, using the Facebook account to send threatening messages or posts or comments, etc.  Once a Facebook account has been flagged for regular use of offensive and abusive activities, the account will become vulnerable to blocking.


Spamming Activities

Spamming activities such as auto-posting the same thing in the Facebook account such as on the timeline, Facebook group(s), and Facebook page(s) at specific internal continuously could be regarded as spamming activities. Other actions such as posting of the same comment in every post continuously or writing unreadable text continuously as comments can also be seen as spamming. Any Facebook account flagged for involving in such activity could be blocked.


Misleading Information

A Facebook account can be flagged for misleading information due to the use of misleading information such as phone number, email address, and IP address accessing the account.  For instance, if a Canadian phone number is used to open a Facebook account and the account details and location of the user is indicating Ghana or Senegal, the account activities will become suspicious and could easily be flagged and blocked.

Another misleading information could occur when the IP address accessing the Facebook account is different from the details provided for the account. For instance, a US-based Facebook account with US details is being accessed with different countries’ IP addresses, such an account could be flagged and blocked.



From the above information, you can now see why Facebook always block some accounts and request for the user’s revalidation of information and in most cases, the account will not be unblocked even after the review period. Feel free to drop your comments and personal experience in the use of Facebook.



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