From: Paul Bruno [mailto:[email protected]]               Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 1:43 PM

To: ‘[email protected]’                                                        Cc: ‘Paul Bruno’
Subject: BAD PRESS for disabling an account of a political party spokesperson?

I have not received a reply to the email below nor to any of my previous 5+ inquires.

Before this becomes a story in the newspaper, can someone call me so that we can address my account status?

Paul Bruno


From: Paul Bruno [mailto:[email protected]]               Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:27 AM

To: [email protected]                                                         Cc: ‘Paul Bruno’
Subject: FW: My Personal Account Was Disabled

Below is my latest submission to the Help Center.  I would appreciate having my account access restored today.  Absent that, I would like a written explanation as to why my account was disabled and access to the many photos I posted over the last nine years so that I may archive them.

Paul Bruno


Submitted to the help center 9/21/18 ~9:00am

My name is Paul Bruno.  My email address is [email protected]  My cell number is 831-277-6110. I have provided a JPG of my California Driver’s license and my phone number at least 4 times.

My account has been disabled by mistake.  It has been disabled for 3 days.  This happened shortly after I changed my cover photo to a John Cox for Governor image.  There has been no contact from Facebook other than an email from the Help Center on 9/19 asking that I provide a picture ID which I promptly did.

After nearly 10 years of maintaining a Facebook page without issue, having my account disabled now seems very odd.  I am the spokesperson for the local Republican Party and am very active in local and state politics.  Disabling my account during the campaign season is very concerning.  It prevents me from communicating my views.  It also impacts my ability to obtain content and update the local party’s page. 

I cannot locate any phone number or other means of communicating with Facebook about restoring my account.  If my account is not restored soon, my only recourse may be to make my concerns public so that someone there can address them.

—–Original Message—–
From: Paul [mailto:[email protected]]                     Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:37 PM
To: Facebook                                                               Cc: [email protected]; Paul B. Bruno
Subject: Re: My Personal Account Was Disabled

I have emailed my ID three times over the last 2 days and have not had a response nor has my account been restored. I cannot locate a phone number to call anyone about this.

As the spokesperson for the local Republican Party, having my account disabled during the campaign season is very concerning. Was my account disabled because of conservative views?  After nearly 10 years of maintaining a Facebook page without issue, being disabled is very odd.

Please restore my account access as soon as possible.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 19, 2018, at 6:07 PM, Facebook <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hi,

> We’re currently unable to confirm who owns this account. To help us confirm you’re the owner of this account, please reply to this email and attach a picture of your ID.

> To view the types of ID we accept, please visit the Help Center:

> Please cover up any personal information we don’t need to confirm your identity (ex: address, Social Security number) and save the image as a JPEG.

> Keep in mind that we won’t be able to assist you without a picture of an ID that meets the requirements detailed in the Help Center.

> Thanks,