#MondayBlues: Facebook Closes IHarare Page

One of Zimbabwe’s largest Facebook page, iHarare has been shutdown, going exactly the baba Jukwa way ,after inching above 500 000 fans. The popular Facebook page is no more as Facebook intensifies control over its servers.

Facebook may have started flexing its muscles against Zimbabwean Facebook accounts with satirical content or information which may be deemed damaging or unacceptable to certain communities.

The guys behind IHarare, well known creatives with 9 lives, having been a victim of such in the past, today they live another day to test their cat life as Facebook continues to pounce on their popular social network.

IHarare is a purely social network page which talks basically on more controversial issues, scandals and satirical issues which has forced many to be victims in their line of business.

Chances are high that some people may have reported their posts to Facebook, forcing them to go dark.

They are however still lucky, since their other page Iharare extreme is still going strong and active with more than 470 000 aboard and growing.


Facebook has created a list of 5 main values that they protect and will take stern action if these are violated and top amongst them include, helping to keep you safe:

“We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.”


Other values include Protecting your intellectual property, Protecting Other People’s Rights, Encouraging respectful behavior, Keeping your account and personal information secure.


According to Facebook terms, here are other reasons why your Facebook account or page can be terminated


We respect other people’s rights, and expect you to do the same.

  • You will not post content or take any action on Facebook that infringes or violates someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law.
  • We can remove any content or information you post on Facebook if we believe that it violates this Statement or our policies.
  • We provide you with tools to help you protect your intellectual property rights. To learn more, visit our How to Report Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement
  • If we remove your content for infringing someone else’s copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.
  • If you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.
  • You will not use our copyrights or Trademarks or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission.
  • If you collect information from users, you will: obtain their consent, make it clear you (and not Facebook) are the one collecting their information, and post a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.
  • You will not post anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information on Facebook.

You will not tag users or send email invitations to non-users without their consent. Facebook offers social reporting tools to enable users to provide feedback about tagging.




If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of Facebook to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time. In all such cases, this Statement shall terminate,


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