Owned by Nigerian-American Angie Nwandu, The Shade Room‘s Facebook page got shut down this week. Undoubtedly one of the fastest growing entertainment platforms, the page had 4.4 million followers in just two years since its launch.
The Shade Room is a gossip and entertainment platform, especially about African-American movie, TV, music and reality stars.
Facebook: “A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the reason for The Shade Room’s removal was due to copyright violations.”
Angie Nwandu had said on Monday to Nieman Lab that although they had been reported for violations in the past, she felt they were being targeted. She was clueless to what brought the take down as she was the only one approving posts for the page.
“nothing was posted that violated any rules to my knowledge.”
“We have been targeted on [Facebook] and have been receiving numerous reports over things that don’t violate the terms,”
“The amount of reports have been excessive.”
As Facebook has not reinstated the page, the platform has popped up again, and at the time of publishing, now has over 1,000 followers. Here’s the video they posted on their new page –
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