How to Get Out of Facebook Jail [3 Ways to Escape]

  1. Davida Chazan

    Well, they went much easier on you than they did on me – but maybe book reviews are more controversial than selling things! The first time I was in FB jail (actually, it was the URL to my blog that they jailed, not me), it was 24 hours. Then they jailed my URL for a week. Then they jailed my URL for a month, and the last time, it was jailed for SIX months! Yes… SIX MONTHS for posting links to BOOK REVIEWS!

    I appealed and appealed and appealed, all to absolutely NO AVAIL! Now, my FB page is for my blog and isn’t a business page, but still… it was not nice. I’m out now, but I ended up using landing pages to continue to post my content to FB and my groups.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Davida,
      Great to see you. How awful! Six months! I agree with you that sounds totally unreasonable, definitely extreme. Your time spent in Facebook jail was far worse than mine.
      Thanks for writing to tell us about your experience.

      • Johnny Hollywood

        I was put into Facebook jail for ASKING WHO UP😤😤😤I have 22 days left smh they said I violated guns animals & some other bs so asking who up just a simple questions no pictures no nothing but I’m in Fb jail what a joke

        • anne

          I landed in 30 day jail for posting “nutjob” on a page with no reference, no nothing. I guess once you have offended Facebook, you are forever f*cked and you have a target on your back by the entities that be. I have reported hundreds of posts for racism, threats, misogyny, bias, and the Facebook authorities say that they are not violating community standards, but for the word “nutjob” (30 days) and asking someone why they had to have a bitchy tone (7 days). Ridiculous.

        • Melody wiercinski

          Yea hi am melody wiercinski I got upset on today used the fword on chirsten Facebook group I was just upset I am bipolar I don’t mean to get mad forgive me I quit smoking a. Cigarettes month ago on march 8th of 2021 so Facebook needs understand am special needs person people like me have hard understanding ok..this the 8, time this happened how long is 7 days

          • Janice Wald

            Hi Melody,
            I am sorry for your frustrations. I have also been in Facebook jail many times like you. You are not alone. Thank you for writing to us to share your experiences.

    • richard kaban

      Some black guy what’s harassing me and swearing at me on Facebook. I called him a swear word and I’m the one that got banned

    • Kim

      I in face book jail again for 3 days. Apparently suggesting someone appears a fool , but by them commenting removes all doubt. Goes against community of bullying . Cant say men are fools either, nor some religions support pedophilia, no names mentioned .
      I seem to be in face books bad books for being out spoken and not being nice to foolish people who comment on stuff they have only read the easy words in the headlines..

      • Janice Wald

        Many people are in your situation. Did you read the comments on this post?
        Thank you for writing and telling us your frustrations.

    • kathy Taylor

      i’m on my 4th FB suspension. I need to write 1000 times “I will no longer omment on political leftist posts” I think I may have actually learned my lesson this time.

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Kathy,
        I’m so sorry. Your comment is funny but I hear the frustration coming through.

  2. I was put in Facebook jail for 30 days for using the word idiot. The word idiot is not a curse word it’s just a regular word. I think this is absolutely ridiculous and I think I should be taken out of jail immediately thank you

    I was put in Facebook jail for 30 days for using the word idiot. The word idiot is not a curse word it’s just a regular word. I think this is absolutely ridiculous and I think I should be taken out of jail immediately thank you

    • Janice Wald

      My friend was put in Facebook jail for two days and one hour for using a comparable word. Thank you for writing to share your experience with us. I am sorry you are having that frustration.

    • John Simpson

      I was put in Facebook jail for 30 days for using a quote from Joe Biden where he said talking about Donald Trump I’ll see you after school today behind the school and I’ll kick your ass.

      • kelli

        because all the people the complaints are sent to are in freakin INDIA and have broken they see a word like MONSTER in my case and think its berating people .. fuck facebook

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Kelli,
          Yes, that’s why you landed in Facebook Jail. Was there another word you mean to say or did you not realize “monster” was insulting?

      • Janice Wald

        Hi John,
        I’m guessing Facebook thought you threatened violence which probably goes against their standards. Did you use quotes or indicate it was a Biden quote?

  3. Shawn Krill

    I have been in facebook jail for 280 days now. When i was put into jail my personal and business add account was jailed. After about 200 days face book finally responded to my multiple attempts to get in touch with them and apologized for putting me into jail and got me out or so i thought. They released my personal account but not my business account and they have not responded to any of my attempts to contact them. I found a phone number for support but the number i called was for a different facebook support not the people able to pull me out of jail. So i am still there

    • Janice Wald

      I left contact information for Facebook in the article. I believe it was an email for Support. Did you try that? I am sorry about your experience. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your frustration with us.

  4. Zachary Valentine

    I was watching a video where a blind dog fell into a swimming pool. Luckily another dog guided the him/her out. I responded to a person’s comment saying the dog probably wasn’t even blind. I said the caption clearly says blind dog ! 30 day ban. FACEBOOK IS A JOKE ! And can’t get any help to get the ban lifted. Literally said nothing inappropriate.

  5. MARGARET Smith

    24 hours for bullying, i used a troll gif in comment. I think the recipient has a fake account, but was able to report me for that .

    • Janice Wald

      I recently put had to get rid of spam commenters on my Tumblr article. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Eric Paul Johnson

    30 day jail sentence for joking with a friend, saying, “David, you ignorant slut.”
    BAM! 30 days for quoting Saturday Night Live in a way that everybody involved knew was meant as humor, not bullying.
    Appealing does jack crap since I’m pleading my case to a bot.
    A friend was put in jail for 30 days for telling someone not to be a bigot.
    I’m done with Facebook. I’ve had it with this crap

  7. Vicky

    I was put in FB JAIL because I posted a picture of the crazies that rioted the White House.
    Not my picture, it had already posted. 3 days later I get 30 days in FB Jail 🤷🏼‍♀️

  8. lindda barrows

    I fell asleep and drop my laptop and it came apart,i put it back as best i could,got it to work ecverything was screwed up no facebook.was charge with showing porn,so can i find out if and when i can get it back

  9. william k hawks

    i got 1day for personal opinion , then when thery asked about it i checked do not agree , and it went to 3days ,that is not censorship that is dictatorship .

  10. Donsld Hendershott

    I got 30 days for responding to a liberal who had been insulting me and several others
    His ridiculous post was I am in charge of the gates to heaven you will not be allowed in, I replied that didn’t want in to meat morons like you. 30 days

    • Janice Wald

      What I don’t understand is why the person who offended you didn’t get time in Facebook Jail. Would you know if the other person was banned as well?

    • Rundark

      Same here, almost the exact same scenario, so I went in to fight fire with fire and reported several of his inflammatory comments. Got the notice from FB that he didn’t violate their policies. What a crock! I was only a week out from my last 30 day sentence. If someone tries to gaslight me and fails like they always do cause I come fully equipped with gifted script and the only thing thicker than my skin is the depth of my lexicon. I came across an article just before this one where a guy theorizes that FB wants people to make fake accounts because their growth has stunted and fake accounts effect the numbers which triggers the algorithm. What if a bunch of us go in, make those fake accounts then delete them over and over? Time to make Fuckerberg pay!

  11. Pam

    I was reported by someone who was harassing me on an opinion thread. They were posting misinformation and accusing me (incorrectly) of being involved in a fraud of charitable donations. I posted they should check their information and only an idiot would think this charity would give money to someone who wasn’t eligible. This got me banned but I don’t believe the person who posted incorrect comments about me was banned. It’s frustrating that fb don’t look at all posts before deciding who to ban and it’s basically a race to be the first to report. I’ve had something similar happen to me previously and the lack of a right to reply is not fair.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Pam,
      Thanks for reaching out with your experience. Your experience sounds like my friend’s experience. In her case, like yours, it was a race to report.

  12. Amanda Schmidthiesler

    24hours for calling someone a b*tch. “Hate speech” yet they were bullying others and calling people names too and they didn’t get chucked in jail. I also got warnings for saying groups of people are weird. Example “Americans are weird” lol I tried the duck duck go browser also. (iPhone) and it didn’t work.

    • Eric Paul Johnson

      I got a week for joking with my female friend saying, “Women are weird.”
      Then I had female friends replying to my post about my jailing. They said, “But women are weird.”
      They were not jailed. >:{

      • Janice Wald

        Oh no! Did you read the other comments here? It seems to be a race to see who gets in trouble first.

  13. Nicole Tugeau

    I am currently in Facebook jail, but I can’t figure out exactly why. I’ve had no communication, warning or otherwise from Facebook. My business IG (with over 11K followers!) is down, too, and they tell me it’s because my Facebook account violated Community Standards. I’m assuming I was hacked or reported (not sure why, I’m not controversial, maybe it’s personal). It’s been about 72 hours. I’m currently stuck in a security SMS text loop where I get through the Facebbok login but then have to request a security code. When I select the phone number (the only phone number – my mobile) it says I’ve requested too many codes and must wait 24 hours to try again.

    I’m steering clear of the FB login page and actually waiting the full 24 hours (no clicking) to try again. Fingers crossed it works. I don’t so much mind my personal page being down, but my business is my business! It’s debilitating.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi thank you for writing to share your story with us. Did you try a different browser or try clearing your computer cache?

      • Janice Wald

        Can you please let me know if clearing your cache or trying a different browser works? If so, I can tell others in your predicament.

        • Nicole Tugeau

          As an update, I waited a full 24 hours without attempting to log into FB or pass the security code. I was able to receive the SMS code, enter it on my desktop computer (yes I cleared the cache, history, cookies) and enter. Once in, I was told (again) my account was disabled because I violated community standards. They requested my ID, I uploaded a picture of my drivers license. They thanked me and noted that due to COVID they were short on staff and may *not* be able to review my account. Sorry for the inconvenience. At the point of security code and uploading my ID, I received emails from Facebook confirming the actions so I don’t believe I’m dealing with a hack. I responded to those support emails asking FB to review the account and the importance of my associated IG business account. At this point I have uploaded a picture to IG of myself holding the security code, IG handle and name and uploaded my ID to Facebook. I have read in other forums 2-3 days for review but for some accounts it just doesn’t happen. The account is disabled indefinitely:

  14. Holly

    Good Morning,

    I am currently restricted from adding people to groups. It’s been about 3 weeks. I received a notification 2 weeks after not being able to add people. It’s putting a strain on earning money for me. I received notification this morning that I can add people again, but I can’t, with 3 profiles. How do I fix this? TIA. =)

    • Janice Wald

      I wrote the Facebook group at Reddit to ask for advice. I’ll let you know if they respond. Thanks for reaching out with your question about Facebook Jail.

  15. Kelly D

    I repost memes and get tossed in FB jail. Nothing happens to the ones I took the memes from. I posted my opinion about the covid vaccine and got 30 days. Now look what happened with Johnson and Johnson vaccine! It shouldn’t matter. It’s my page which is private and it’s freedom of speech.

    • myob

      Actually, you’re on Facebook, on the internet, it’s public, not private.

  16. myob

    There is no such thing as “duck duck go browser” it has never existed, ever. You must be talking about Brave browser, because “duck duck go” is only a search engine.

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