Woman Named Isis Had Facebook Account Temporarily Deactivated | NECN

Woman Named Isis Had Facebook Account Temporarily Deactivated

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    Facebook said an error in how fake or offensive accounts are reported led to a woman's social media account being suspended.

    Her name is Isis.

    "Why would you disable my personal account? MY REAL NAME IS ISIS ANCHALEE," she complained Tuesday in a tweet directed at Facebook. Over the next day, she expressed further frustration over the process of getting the account reinstated — though eventually things returned to normal, after she sent over a scan of her passport to prove her identity.

    It's not like Isis Anchalee was an unknown on social media. She is the female engineer who started the #ILookLikeAnEngineer viral hashtag campaign earlier this year to challenge bias and sexism in the tech field.

    In a statement sent Wednesday to NBC News, Facebook offered an explanation for the account suspension: "This was an error made as part of a fake account reporting process and we're sorry for the trouble it caused."