* Why Did Facebook Delete My College Alumni Singing Group Page?

Facebook deleted a nerdy MIT singing group alumni page without notice.

From 1984 to 1986, I sang with The Logarhythms (https://calendar.mit.edu/group/mit_logarhythms), the oldest a capella singing group at my alma mater, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Founded in 1949, the MIT Logarhythms – or MIT Logs for short – has 12-24 active members and well over 300 alumni members.

Periodically, MIT Logs alum gather for an anniversary reunion. In 2019, I was on the planning committee for the 70th anniversary reunion event. In connection with that event, we created a website and social media pages, including the MIT Logarhythms Alum page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mitlogsalum/):

As you can see from the above screenshot, the 70th event concluded on 2019-10-19 with a concert at the MIT Media Lab. Alum from eight decades – yes eight decades – were on the stage to sing the MIT school song for the finale.

Recently, a handful of MIT Logs alum have begun planning for the 75th anniversary reunion event at MIT. As soon as this planning began, I noticed, much to my chagrin, that the MIT Logs Alum page on Facebook had been deleted by Facebook without notice to the MIT Logs alum. I submitted a “hacked asset” complaint to Facebook support, but that support request appears to have been handled by bots, and the support ticket was closed while the page remains offline. I have no evidence that any human read any of the supporting documents that I provided in support of restoring the deleted page.

So with all of the questionable content that survives on Facebook daily, why would the Facebook police pick on a nerdy college alumni singing group page? We have hundreds of photos and videos from the 70th event that we would like restored, please.

So if you know any humans at Facebook who can actually help, then we MIT Logs Alum would certainly appreciate an intro.


Erik J. Heels claims to publish the #1 blog about technology, law, baseball, and rock ‘n’ roll.

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