As photographers, we're subject to endless jokes regarding the word “shooting.” But one London photographer found himself faced with a Facebook ban for a post about “shooting a bunch of Christians.”
Nicolas Chinardet revealed he was banned from Facebook for 24 hours after writing a post in which he detailed his plans to take pictures at a central London church.
Less than half an hour after the innocent status went live, the photographer says his account was suspended even though it had been evident he is a photographer and was referring to photographing people. With no apparent way to appeal the ban – something he claims has a direct effect on his business – he took to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
I've just been blocked from Facebook for 24hrs for posting that I was "shooting a few Christians".... I'm a f****** photographer... no way to appeal or explain.
Speaking to The Mirror, he said the project involved taking pictures of an LGBT Christian group for a magazine feature on Gay Pride.
The news probably didn’t sit well with Chinardet – as he has been policed by Facebook before. The social network has previously removed some of his nightclub imagery for being “too sexually explicit.”
He now claims his entire page has been deleted – not just unpublished – and he has lost his following. The Mirror reached out to Facebook for a comment.
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