Roger Ebert's new prosthetic jaw post entitled "Leading With My Chin" has been flagged as "abusive content" on Facebook. The movie critic used Facebook and Twitter to recount the story of surviving thyroid cancer and losing part of his jaw. The post includes pictures of Ebert's two year path to facial reconstruction with specialist David J. Reisberg but Facebook officials cited the post as "feature and content overuse" for making other users feel "annoyed" or "unsafe."
Ebert addressed the Facebook block with: "In which I receive a great deal of help in making the best of things. My new blog entry has been idiotically blocked by Facebook for "abusive content." You can read it here: http//j.mp/dVM9Iw.
Facebook is reportedly investigating the issue per representatives from the world's largest social network.