Facebook Accidentally Blocked This Female Engineer Because Her Name is Isis.

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Isis Anchalee, the 22-year-old female engineer who launched the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign back in August, says she has been blocked from Facebook because of her first name — Isis.

Anchalee attracted media attention in early fall when she posted a picture of herself to social media to address the Internet debate over what engineers “should look like,” which stemmed from an advertisement that featured her.

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Anchalee tweeted on Tuesday to explain her ban on Facebook:

“Facebook thinks I’m a terrorist. Apparently sending them a screenshot of my passport is not good enough for them to reopen my account.”

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People have responded to her tweet and offered assistance as well. Anchalee also noted that 50,000 people signed a petition earlier this year to ask the media to stop associating the name ISIS with terrorists.

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Facebook quickly made the correction:

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Source: nextshark

 

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