Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

The North Carolina Beat


Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page SHUTDOWN by Facebook, reported as ILLEGITIMATE

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The Onslow County Sheriff is upset after his department’s Facebook page was reported as illegitimate (FAKE NEWS) LOL!

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page was shut down last week after it turned out to not be legit.

Major Tommie Thomas told local reporters, To put something out there gets us instantly, in front of a large crowd so we can have our message noticed within a day by thousands of people. In law enforcement sometimes, exigency is important, and being able to get the word out quick can mean the difference between life and death.

Thomas said the account was a second account he maintained for the benefit of the sheriff’s office.

Facebook’s policy prohibits users from maintaining more than one personal account.

Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities. It’s against the Facebook Community Standards to maintain more than one personal account.
If you want to represent your business, organization, brand or product on Facebook, you can use your personal account to create and manage a Page. Keep in mind that a personal profile is for non-commercial use and represents an individual person. Learn more about converting your profile to a Page.
If you’re using your profile to represent something other than yourself, you can convert it to a Page. If you’re a public figure, learn about allowing followers.
If you have 2 or more accounts, learn how to move your information into a single account. You can also add another name (ex: maiden name, nickname, former name) to your account.
Sheriff Hans Miller, who is highly uneducated about social media called the people responsible, “criminals.”
It’s very funny how the Sheriff’s Department can “investigate” and charge someone for allegedly making fake accounts when he has officers in his department doing the same thing.
Hopefully, he will read Facebook’s policy on maintaining multiple accounts that we included in this story.
The Sheriff’s Department is hoping to regain access by Friday, but it doesn’t seem like that will happen after Thomas failed numerous times to verify his identity.


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