The one word you should NEVER type into Facebook: Nutritionist reveals how she was banned from social media after an innocent search for a Mexican restaurant
- Ebony Neumann searched ‘Lolita’ while looking for Lolita’s Mexican Cantina
- She believes connection to 1955 novel made her in breach of site’s standards
- Her social media pages on Facebook and Instagram have now been restored
Ebony Neumann (pictured) from Currumbin Valley, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, was searching for a Mexican restaurant
A nutritionist had her Facebook page frozen after searching the site for a local Mexican restaurant.
Ebony Neumann from Currumbin Valley, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, searched for Lolita while looking for Lolita’s Mexican Cantina restaurant on October 23.
Mrs Neumann believes the connection to the controversial 1955 novel of the same name found her in breach of community standards, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
She quickly tried to get back onto social media, as she relies on the pahe for work, but was told the decision could not be reversed.
‘I feel this is so extreme and unfair considering my personal character, my history of Facebook use and my work which is devoted to helping women overcome their health challenges,’ she said.
‘Not having these accounts active is hurting my business and costing me customers.’
The word ‘Lolita’ has become a byword on the dark web for those looking for sexualised images of young girls.
In the Vladimir Nabokov novel Lolita, a middle-aged man becomes unhealthily obsessed with a 12-year-old.
Owner of the restaurant in question, Mark Wilson, said the novel wasn’t brought up until all their promotional material was created.
Mrs Neumann believes the connection to the controversial 1955 novel found her in breach of community standards (pictured: notice she received)
Owner of the restaurant (pictured), Mark Wilson, said the novel wasn’t brought up until all their promotional material was created
He said the realisation prompted some concern, but they decided to stick with the name they had chosen.
Mrs Neumann’s Facebook and Instagram accounts have since been restored.
A spokesman said after the account was compromised the company worked with Mrs Neumann to restore her account.
‘We know that losing access to your account can be a distressing experience, and we continue to develop new tools to help people recover their accounts,’ the spokesman said.
The company said they are working to improve these systems.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Facebook for comment.