Jeremy Nell’s became the talk of social media when Helen Zille retweeted one of his ‘satire’ cartoons, social media users far and wide shared their opinions.
However, the attention brought to himself and his ‘fan page’ took a turn for the worse, People that disagreed and took offence to his cartoons started to report his posts.
Facebook report system is ‘allegedly’ automated for removal of content when reported in masses, this is done to act on bad content quickly.
“It’s very difficult to know precisely why I’ve been cancelled, but, essentially, enough posts were reported and found to be in violation of Facebook’s ‘hate speech’ rules,”
Once a post has been removed you have the power to appeal the decision, if found not to breaking the rules the post will be restored. If your page has multiple strikes you risk it being unpublished.
Nell released a post on his blog “I received multiple warnings. I was suspended multiple times. It was coming. I knew it would happen. Then it finally happened … Facebook deplatformed me.”
Jeremy Nell wrote in his blog about the mentality of people on Social Media, He explains that people have a desire to find ‘offence’.
Jeremy Nell has recently updated his website with a banner showing ‘Were you offended?’ He urges those that were offended to contact him.
Full blog post can be found here.