If you know, you know. Malta Pastizziposting, one of the island’s main sources of satire and memes on Facebook, has suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth. But what happened… and is it ever coming back?
“I literally have no idea what’s happening,” one of the admins told Lovin Malta earlier today following the confusing realisation. “I just woke up and it wasn’t there, and instead was a message saying the group has been disabled.”
In a screenshot sent to Lovin Malta, Pastizziposting admins received an official Facebook message saying the group had been disabled “because it doesn’t follow Community Standards on adult nudity and sexual activity”.
Since one of the admins instantly requested a review of this decision, the group is currently stuck in limbo, with moderators and followers alike not knowing when – if ever – Pastizziposting will return.
“We have no idea which post ‘sexual activity’ could possibly be referring to,” the admin continued. “We weren’t told anything else. It’s Facebook censorship that’s at work here.”
Formed in late 2019, the Facebook group had amassed some 31,000 members in less than a year… and with a shitshow of a year like 2020, it quickly became a prime source of satire.
“Oh well, it was a good run,” the admin trailed off, already bracing for the worst possible scenario.
In the meantime, Pastizziposting does also have two modmin off-shoot groups and a Discord channel, but here’s hoping the original thousands-strong meme group that’s kept us going through 2020 returns soon.
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