Some violations that resulted in Page deactivation, according to Facebook, include posting content that violates its terms, using a false name, impersonating someone, and contacting other people for harassment, advertising, promoting, or other prohibited conduct.
Facebook’s Help Centre explains that if a page’s owner does not adhere to Facebook’s community standards, the page may be removed. Facebook, on the other hand, acknowledges that a page may have been taken down by mistake. This is why Facebook is allowing owners of deactivated pages to request their pages be reactivated.
Here are some pointers to avoid your Facebook page being deactivated:
- Ensure that your Page’s administrators have verified profiles. Facebook can detect if you or your administrators have multiple profiles, which is against Facebook’s community standards.
- Only add administrators you know and trust. If one of your administrators violated Facebook’s community standards, there’s a good chance your Page will be deactivated or restricted. “Regularly check to see all the Pages you manage and remove yourself from any Pages you are no longer actively managing,” Facebook advised. In the Page roles section of your Page settings, you can also see all of the people who manage your Page.”
- Don’t use Page names that are misleading or have nothing to do with the Page. Make sure the name of your page accurately reflects the content of your page.
- Posting deceptive content is against Facebook’s community guidelines. Facebook will remove pages that mislead people about their identity and what the Page represents.
- Make sure you’re not breaking any of Facebook’s ad policies. The type of content that can be used in advertisements on Facebook is governed by a policy. Your Facebook account will be deactivated if you do not comply.
If you deactivate your account and are the only one who has access to it, your Facebook Page will be unavailable to other users. After you’ve reactivated your account, you’ll need to reactivate your pages.
If you encounter a “Page Unavailable” error while browsing a Facebook Page, go to https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/357161520978587 and report the incident to Facebook.
If you believe Facebook deactivated your account in error, go to https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907 and fill out the form so Facebook can review your appeal.
Delete all posts that you believe are in violation of the community standards and republish your Page if it was previously unpublished. You can also use this link to contact Facebook about your problem: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/268228883256323
You can request a review here: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/2026068680760273 if you believe your ad account should not have been disabled because it did not comply with Facebook’s Advertising Policies or other standards.
If your Facebook Page suddenly vanishes, use the links above to contact Facebook. While Facebook has stated that it will not reinstate deactivated Pages, there have been numerous instances where Facebook has reversed its decision in response to owner appeals.