London: A photographer claims he was suspended from Facebook – for posting that he was going to ‘shoot’ a group of Christians.
Nicolas Chinardet said he was given the 24 hour ban after writing that he was going to be taking photos at a central London church.
But he was left in disbelief when the social network allegedly suspended his account – even though he was clearly talking about photography.
He said it took just half an hour for his account to be suspended, and he has no means of appealing – which he said could impact his business.
He wrote on Twitter: “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.”
Mr Chinardet, who runs Zefrographica photography, told Mirror Online that the ban was “annoying and frustrating” and added: “It almost certainly was implemented by an algorithm.
“The annoying point in my view is that FB imposes bans without a right of appeal.”
He had been photographing members of an LGBT Christian group for a magazine feature on Gay Pride.
The photographer said it is not the first time he has fallen foul of Facebook, with some of his images taken in nightclubs deemed sexually explicit by the social network.
He said he has asked for a review, but stated: “Next thing I knew the whole page had been deleted (not simply unpublished). “Again no chance was given to explain or appeal. I lost my followers as a result.”