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    Trolled, Accounts banned

    Greetings lonely forum, this is your annual visit from Threads on Wheels.

    We've had various small biz socmed accounts for a couple of years. Unexciting low-grade activity, mainly to meet client expectations.

    Over the last three months, someone has managed to get our accounts removed from Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, always for the same general reason, gross or extreme violation of the ToS. We've done all the dancing with sites' support, so I'm not looking for help or suggestions on that aspect—it's not that big a deal for us luckily, but I am curious.

    1. Anyone heard of similar such apparent targeted attacks on other small biz or org sites? I'm fairly sure from the patterns that this is deliberately aimed at us, but maybe there's a general assault going on I haven't heard of.

    2. Anyone know of an effective way to investigate something like this? The freelancer who handles most of our socmed is chipping away thru official channels but very unlikely to get anywhere.
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    Are you sure the accounts weren't compromised?

    cheers, Paul

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    Have you been posting political or otherwise controversial comments? If so, then perhaps the person doing this is someone who doesn't like what you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Are you sure the accounts weren't compromised?
    Yep, two people have gone thru an investigation in detail over recent months. We had full sight of all our accounts' output, nobody else posted anything.

    Of course, we checked/changed various security settings a few times.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Have you been posting political or otherwise controversial comments?
    No Jim, routine mundane factual and transactional stuff. I'm well aware of the trolling and other attacks around the topics you mention.

    A not-nice Facebook side-effect: at one stage one of us had to enter a phone number as part of a verification process. Spam calls have gone up x5 since
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    A not-nice Facebook side-effect: at one stage one of us had to enter a phone number as part of a verification process. Spam calls have gone up x5 since
    How else are they going to make their squillions?

    cheers, Paul

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