Roger Ebert pissed off more than a few people with his comments yesterday about Ryan Dunn’s death (allegedly, the Jackass star was drink driving). Apparently enough people complained (or trolled) that Facebook took Ebert’s page down.
Ebert took to Twitter, posting this:
Facebook has removed my page in response, apparently, to malicious complaints from one or two jerks.
And also this:
Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad.
It’s not entirely sure what the exact complaints were that got the page taken down, but it seems like the page was automatically taken down by the servers without human review. And I assume Facebook would restore the account after they look into it.
UPDATE: A Facebook rep says that the page was taken down by mistake:
The page was was removed in error. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Problem solved? [Roger Ebert]