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Thursday, 23 May 2019



Some time on Thursday last week Facebook “Disabled” my “Personal Profile”.

The first I knew about this was when I tried to sign on to check if I had had any messages. I was then told that the account had been “Disabled”. 

Here is exactly what the text said:-

Your account has been disabled
For more information, or if you think your account was disabled by mistake visit the Help Centre”

For more information about our policies please review the Facebook Community Standards.  If you think your account was disabled by mistake please contact us.”

I of course thought that that must be wrong and therefore went to their next page which said:-

Why was my account disabled?

Your account has been disabled for violating Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

Our Policies

One of Facebook’s main priorities is the comfort and safety of our members.  The following are not allowed on Facebook:

·       Support for a violent and/or criminal organization or group
·       Credible threats to harm others or the promotion of self-destructive behaviour
·       Targeting other individuals on the site
·       Hate speech or singling people out based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or disease
·       Graphic content including sadistic displays of violence against people or animals and depictions of sexual assault
·       Selling recreational or pharmaceutical drugs

Learn More

After looking carefully at that page I was able to see that there was some element of an appeal process, so I clicked onto the link they provided and got a page which only told me to send them a PDF of my passport or other ID.

So all I was able to do in response to my Profile being “Disabled” was to send them an image of my passport to confirm my identity!

On Friday I received a response saying that the ID Team couldn’t help with any appeal!

Which is absolutely hopeless.

At that point I thought Facebook’s procedures for appeals were completely inadequate and didn’t even remotely approach the basic “Rules of Natural Justice”.  I therefore sent off an email to every Facebook email address that I had got. 

Here is my email to them:-

Dear Sir

I have tried to log in to my above profile and your system asked me to submit an ID check.  There is no proper detail of any reason why this happened nor a clear appeal process just some generic items which can’t be relevant to me.

I am currently a candidate standing in an election here in England and I have already done your double identity check for political figures and advertising so you should be aware.

Here in the UK it is a crime under the Representation Of the People Acts for candidates to be slandered so I would politely ask you to sort this out and restore my profile or I shall get the police involved tomorrow.”

In reply I did get this answer:- 

“Hi Robin,
Thanks for your report.  We’ll review the information you provided and get back to you when we have an update on your report.

In the meantime, you can review our Community Standards to learn more bout what is and isn’t allowed on Facebook:

We appreciate your patience.

View updates from your Support Inbox:

The Facebook Team

At the time of writing this blog, I have not received any substantive response explaining either why they have done it or what they are going to do about it.

I, in common with many other EU Parliamentary candidates, did receive a visit from the police advising us on security and so have received contact details of the officer who is responsible for dealing with political crime. I have therefore started the process of reporting this matter to the police, since Facebook would seem to interfering in an election which could well amount to a criminal offence.

The police have acknowledged that they are now investigating Facebook’s actions.

I shall wait and see what the police will do about this before considering my civil options against Facebook, which at the least would seem to amount to a breach of contract and may well be at least an implicit defamation in wrongfully disabling my profile.

Facebook’s actions call into question what exactly this is all about. 

I should explain that I have had my profile up on Facebook for at least 10 years (although I now of course cannot check exactly when I signed up!).  In all that time I have not been banned or warned of a ban for anything that I have ever posted up.  That is quite simply because I have not posted up anything that is even remotely against Facebook’s so called “Community Values”, nor even of questionable taste.

Furthermore I would say that as far as my profile is concerned I had not actually posted up anything new on my profile for quite a few days.  Also I hadn’t posted up anything else, other than updates about the case which I as a solicitor and Chairman of the English Democrats, am bringing against the Government (to get a Declaration that, as a result of our Notice expiring, we were Out on the 29th March!). 

In addition Facebook is well aware of my being involved in politics as a few months ago they had written to me to ask for me to sign up to what they describe as something along the lines of ‘double identity verification’ for political figures which would then allow me to place political adverts.  I had done this and I had also placed a few political adverts.

So the situation is my profile has been disabled and this has happened in the context where I have only been posting information up about the case. 

I had not even posted up very much about the English Democrats and myself having stood in the EU elections.  That is of course because the primary reason for standing in the EU elections was to publicise the case. 

Since what I am aiming to achieve with the case is that a Declaration that were actually already out and that therefore these elections are null and void. 

In response to this activity Facebook has disabled my profile without notice and without giving any explanation as to why they have behaved in this way and without providing a proper appeals process! 

Could this have anything to do with Facebook’s internationalist/globalist agenda and of their appointment as a Director of Nick Clegg of the “Bollocks to Brexit” Liberal Democrats?

Go figure!


  1. It certainly points to interference by a certain N. Clegg of the Liberal Democrat persuasion, or one of his acolytes. Of course, it could be any vindictive Facebook account holder!
    The former looks more probable. I agree that their procedures are totally inadequate as is their appeals procedure!

  2. Isn't it strange that the only Nation in the UK, which is not allowed to be proud of its Country is England? If you are Scottish, you are allowed to be patriotic. If you are Welsh, you are allowed to be patriotic. If you are Irish, you are allowed to be proud of who you are. Why not the English? It is also disgraceful that England is the only Country in the EU without its OWN parliament.

  3. I don't understand why the silly court case against Boris Johnson is being rushed through, while Robin Tilbrook's court case is still being delayed. Is there no deadline the courts have to follow, or can they just delay Robin Tilbrook's case for years?

  4. Robin this is just a repeat of the Redfearn v Serco case all over again. Discrimination on the grounds of political beliefs again. The UK government STILL hasn't complied with 2012 ruling from Strasbourg.


  5. Surely, if the Government wins the argument that it was legal to extend A50 without an act of Parliament, then it follows that they could extend A50 indefinitely, assuming the EU's acquiescence. Thus revoking A50 without an act of Parliament.

    It also follows that they could reduce the time limit on A50 if they so desire.

    So, why have Parliament debate the issue at all.

  6. Robin.

    You are correct Robin, this was a politically motivated attack. Don't they remember the 2012 Redfearn v UK case in Strasbourg? Or do they think they can cherry pick which parts of the law apply to and which do not but sadly the UK government has not really fully implemented the 2012 ruling. As you are aware, the Equality Act only makes philosophical belief a protected characteristic in limited circumstances.

    You may have to sue them Robin.


  7. Robin slightly off topic here but I've been reading one of Gina Miller's counsel comments about your application to the High Court.

    I am of the opinion that she is misreading the withdrawal legislation or at least twisting its meaning to suit the remain narrative. The White Paper detaining how we would leave the EU is the most important part and explains that we are leaving the EU. The counsel for Miller is reading it in reverse and trying to invent loopholes in order to undermine your case. Ask your counsel Mr Hoar for an opinion on this matter, thanks Robin.


  8. A friend of mine has had her account disabled because she has posted Christian scriptures. I find this most worrying that Facebook are blocking people based on their religious beliefs. By closing people down they are creating division.

  9. Hi Robin, You have run up against what is now being referred to as the deep state. It is the very small number of super wealthy families who own 40% of the international corporations. These corporations effectively form one large interconnected control system which attempts, so far very successfully, to run the world behind the scenes. they control governments, courts, and police forces. They have infiltrated all major organizations both public and private. You are threatening one of their pet projects, and they don't like it.

  10. Robin, we need a 'social media bans procedure' law. It needs to be an offence to ban anyone without explanation and / or wrongfully, with fines for doing either. Some might complain that the social media platforms need to be free to ban who they want. No, as we are not talking about individual rights (in terms of the platforms) but we are in terms of bans. They are very powerful and there needs to be safeguards against them being used politically. The platforms must be held to account to be neutral and allow all sides of reasonable debate.

  11. This is worth checking out if you have not done so already. The project exposes the same thing going on over the pond -

  12. Any progress,? There is a chance that a senior MP with deep experience of news media has at last begun to understand the depth and scope of the subversion being carried out by US-controlled social media - and is gathering evidence as a basis for regulation and compulsory codes of conducts for social media platform operators.