Viz Comic Blocked From Facebook Because of... Everything it is and Does

By Gary Cutlack on at

Viz comic, the last bastion of sanity in the sea of abysmal bookazines for children that make up today's newsagent reading material shelves, has had its Facebook page blocked by the social network due to not meeting the "Terms and Standards" of the photo-liking portal.

"...if your appeal is denied, your Page will be permanently deleted" Facebook warns in the message displayed to the admins of Viz's page, with the note asking Viz to remove all offensive material from its profile before requesting official reinstatement. Undeterred, Viz posted a work-in-progress shot of a possible new Facebook profile on its Twitter page:

So the only remaining task is to delete literally every post it's ever put up then it'll be good to go. Anyone else trying to visit Viz's Facebook profile today sees the standard "this content isn't available" message, the one usually saved for the deleted posts of insane racists and out on parole stalkers who've once again been convinced by the voices to overstep the mark. [Guardian]

It's all back. Facebook says it was a mistake of sorts, explaining: "We want Facebook to be a place where people can express their opinions and challenge ideas, including through satire and comedy. Upon further review we found that the Viz page had been removed in error. We have now restored it and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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