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Facebook Apologizes For Suspending Jacksonville Climate Advocacy Group's Page

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Thibault Camus
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Facebook is apologizing for mistakenly taking down the page of a local climate advocacy organization.

The Jacksonville Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby had its Facebook page suspended with no warning or explanation in mid-July.

The volunteer-driven Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan nonprofit organization focused on climate change solutions. There are about 600 chapters around the world.

Related: Facebook Suspends Pages Of Local Climate Advocacy Groups With No Explanation

In an email to WJCT News, a spokeswoman for Facebook wrote that the page was incorrectly removed for “impersonation.”

The page has since been restored, and Facebook says it has taken steps to prevent this from happening again.

Several other Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapters, including the one for the state of Florida, also had their Facebook pages suspended in the past few weeks.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.