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My Facebook profile was hacked but all the platform offered was a faceless void | Nicola Markus

With no number or email to contact, I was left fearing the loss of my account and wondering: how has social media come to this?

A month ago my Facebook profile was hacked. First, a message popped up on my business page, asserting that there was an issue with copyright infringement and that the page would be immediately suspended. As a writer, editor and coach, breaking copyright laws would put a swift end to my credibility, and I therefore make sure that all written content on the page is original or properly attributed. Copyright infringement? Highly unlikely.

Within a few hours, my personal profile was also suspended. Ostensibly, this was because my “linked Instagram account doesn’t follow our rules”, but as I don’t have an Instagram account, this was also bogus.

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