Amos Yee banned from Facebook for 30 days

One of his Facebook posts constituted as bullying.

Belmont Lay | November 12, 2017 @ 04:40 am

Amos Yee has been banned from using Facebook temporarily for 30 days.

Banned for bullying

This was revealed in a YouTube video by Yee on Nov. 9, 2017.

The 78-second video showed a screen shot of a message that Facebook sent to Yee regarding a post he made that violated the social media platform’s guidelines.

The ban was a result of Yee targeting his post at private individuals, where he named at least one person by his full name.

Facebook’s justification

The Facebook message informing Yee of his violation read:

It looks like something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards. We don’t allow posts that bully private individuals or harass anyone on Facebook. This could include altered images, photos or videos of physical bullying or any other post intended to degrade or shame a specific person.

This is a screen shot of the Facebook post sent to Yee and the original post that got him into trouble:

As a result, Facebook removed Yee’s post.

Implications of ban

However, a check on Yee’s two Facebook pages showed that the offending post appeared to have been removed only from his personal page but not his public profile page, which has more than 45,000 followers.

The post was still visible on Nov. 12 at 5am on his public figure page.

It is unclear if a temporary ban will stop Yee from accessing and posting on both his personal and public page, or only on his personal page, which Facebook acted against.

His last posts from both of his pages were dated Nov. 7, the day his offending post was taken down.

New YouTube videos

In the last 10 days, Yee has put up four new videos on his YouTube platform. They revolve around recounting his time spent in jail and responding to his critics.

This was following his 10-month absence from the online space due to his detention in jail in the United States as he waited to win his asylum bid and to be released.

In one of the four latest videos, Yee also revealed that his original Twitter account had been suspended and he is appealing for it to be reinstated.

He did not explain why he lost control of that account but said he has set up a new one in the meantime.

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