Facebook Bans Accounts That Sell Tickets to 5000-person Rave

Facebook has banned accounts selling tickets to the upcoming 5000-person rave in Ireland that is supposedly going to take place on St Patrick’s Day, as Mixmag reports.

Instagram removed accounts that are selling tickets to the event via a Paypal account. The rave is also being promoted through other platforms like Snapchat.

The move was prompted by Irish politician Emer Higgins, who told The Irish Post that she “worked with social media platforms to alert them to the fact that this event was being promoted online. Facebook has now confirmed it has restricted access to the account in question as the proposed event violates government Covid-19 health guidelines.”

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She had previously contacted the organisers behind the accounts to try to persuade them to cancel the event, which will be a massive breach of Ireland’s current lockdown rules.


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