TORONTO — Only hours after Global News reported that Facebook had suspended the account of U.S. director and playwright Del Shores, the company restored it.
Facebook spokesperson Meg Sinclair told Global News on Friday afternoon the social media site “removed it by mistake.”
Sinclair said Facebook is reaching out to Shores to apologize.
The reversal came a day after Shores accused Facebook of removing a post about equal marriage and suspending his account for 30 days without explanation.
In an open letter to Facebook, Shores asked: “Please tell me what in my post that you removed … does not ‘follow Facebook Community Standards.’”
He suggested Facebook had bowed to pressure from religious bigots who reported his post.
Global News reported Shores’ opposition and the story was quickly shared 800 times on Facebook.
“This is almost laughable,” one reader commented. “Almost. I hope he’s able to cause them some embarrassment!”
Before long, Shores reported: “Facebook is allowing me to post again.”