A Bangkok cartoonist has his facebook account suspended after posting a cartoon that lampooned facebook. Stephane Peray (Stephff), has long published cartoons critical of Thailand’s military government in "The Nation" newspaper and on facebook. These have not been subject to censorship by the Thai government nor bocked by facebook. However, as soon as he posted a cartoon suggesting that facebook might be trying the rule the world he found his facebook account suspended.
The story update from Peray's wife on facebook:
1 day after my husband - Stephane Peray ( Stephff ) published this cartoon , FACEBOOK has blocked his page . It's been 3 days already and still no news from them . It's not proven they blocked his facebook account for that particular reason but the timing is suspicious. The official reason given was : " you are using a fake identity so please change your name " . But he is using his real name and he has already sent proofs of his real identity 3 days ago . So what is going on ? Does Facebook prefer to go after cartoonists who criticize them than after white supremacists and jihadists ? Is it just one of their stupid algorithm which cannot make the difference between a meaningful cartoon and an anti-Facebook statement ? So much for Zuckerberg 's utopia of helping to build a better world ...