Apr 13, 2021

Ville de Bitche: Facebook mistakenly removes town's page

Facebook has been criticised for temporarily removing the official page of the small French town of Bitche. Bitche's mayor said the Facebook page of the town was removed on 19 March for violating site rules. "On 19 March, Facebook informed us that our page, Ville de Bitche, was no longer online, on the basis that it was 'in violation of conditions applying to Facebook pages'," the town's mayor, Benoît Kieffer, said in a statement. After the page was removed, the town hall had to create a new page, Mairie 57230, named in reference to the town's postcode. Mr Kieffer invited him, as well as Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, to visit Bitche "To discover our pretty fortified town".

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