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Facebook: The Social Media Supervillain Ruining Humanitarian Efforts and Advocacy or Innocent Angel?

Updated: May 4, 2023

Deactivation of a Facebook account, whether intentional or accidental, can have negative impacts on businesses, humanitarians, and causes that rely on the social media platform for outreach efforts. Inappropriate deactivation, such as being flagged for violating community guidelines without any real reason and hacking, can be especially damaging.

After all, we are talking about the largest social media giant in the world.

Even my dog had an account. Seriously.

For businesses that use Facebook as a primary method for communication and marketing, complete obliteration can result. Reach and visibility are destroyed. Without a Facebook presence, businesses may struggle to maintain contact with existing customers and attract new ones. This can result in a loss of revenue, lower website traffic, and diminished brand awareness. But what happens when countless manhours, advertising dollars, and a large reach are gone in the blind of an eye?

You'd think charitable causes and humanitarians could get them right away, right?

Stop right there. Blow off your nativity. Shake the cobwebs from your head.

Facebook provides a wealth of information about users' interests, demographics, and behavior. This information can be used to tailor marketing campaigns and improve outreach efforts. Without access to this data, businesses may struggle to effectively reach and engage their target audience.

Inappropriate deactivation can also damage business and professional reputation. Being flagged for violating community guidelines without a valid reason can be frustrating and unfair, and it can be difficult to get a response from Facebook's support team to resolve the issue. Many people do not receive a response.

In the state of Alabama, there is only one organization a person can officially seek assistance, the Attorney General's Office. All U.S. states have an A.G.'s office.

To mitigate the negative impacts of deactivation, businesses should take steps to diversify their outreach efforts. This can include investing in other social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn, as well as other forms of digital marketing, such as email campaigns, search engine optimization, and paid advertising.

Do not rely on social media alone to reach the masses or see it as your only portal for saving mankind, promoting an outreach campaign, or educating others.

Maintain open lines of communication with clients and followers, even in the event of a Facebook deactivation. Businesses can use email newsletters, SMS messages, or other forms of direct outreach to keep customers informed and engaged. When a business page or large personal account disappears off Facebook, it will cause considerable confusion. Bear in mind, many people are still dealing with life and the struggles of adapting post pandemic.

Don't expect people to come running with a solution. More than ever, our world is abundant with hate, discord, and selfishness. Be a bulldog.

In conclusion, deactivation of a Facebook account, especially when inappropriate, can have negative impacts on outreach efforts. To mitigate these impacts, diversify outreach efforts and maintain open communication with clients and followers.

By doing so, businesses can reduce the risk of losing reach, visibility, and valuable data.

My heart goes out to others trying to make a difference in the world when their efforts are halted. You are not alone.

It does not matter what you can do if people do not know how to find you.

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