Facebook locks National Weather Service dozens of accounts

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Fox & Trends with Carley Shimkus.

Dozens of the National Weather Service of Facebook accounts were recently locked out if the social media giant continued its crackdown of fake profiles.

Approximately 70 NWS Facebook accounts were locked, and 13 remain affected, NWS spokeswoman Susan Buchanan confirmed to Fox News. Of those 13, some were already repaired, but eventually locked again.

“We will continue to work with Facebook to resolve the problem,” said Buchanan.

The National Weather Service (NWS) of Columbia said her account had been disabled since the end of November. It was eventually restored on the morning of Dec. 14 because of Facebook’s “newly implemented security requirements.”

On Nov. 13, the NWS Seattle warned various other accounts”, have experienced periods will be closed.”

Facebook may disable an account for a variety of reasons, including the use of a false name, or harass another user, or otherwise violating the terms of service. The social media site that allows users to fill out a form if you have an account is locked.


A Facebook representative not immediately return a request for comment from Fox News.

The NWS of Columbia, had her Facebook account locked during the huge snow storm, that against the South, leaving thousands without power earlier this month. While the snow mostly hit North Carolina and South Carolina Upstate, the NWS of Columbia have warned devotees of possible flooding on her Twitter account.

In the announcement of the return to Facebook, NWS of Columbia reminded his followers that “Facebook is not always the most current source of information about the weather,” and encouraged people to check out opinions on the website.

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