Facebook Suspends User’s Account for Posting the Phrase ‘Tranny Bingo’

by Katherine Timpf

Facebook suspended an Australian transgender-rights activist’s account because one of her posts contained the phrase “Tranny Bingo” — which is apparently offensive.

“We removed the post below because it doesn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards: Tranny Bingo,” read the message Norrie received from the social-networking site.

Norrie posted a screenshot of the message on Twitter account early Tuesday morning:

“Facebook should be offering a fair and equitable service,” Norrie said, according to an article on Same Same, an Australian LGBT news website. “As gender-diverse people, we own the word ‘tranny’ and it can be a good and empowering word.”

Norrie has repeatedly tweeted to express her outrage over the suspension, sometimes using the hashtag “#trannyban.”

“I’m still blocked because I’m a tranny and I say so,” a Tuesday evening post read. “Facebook’s autobots are thought/word police.”

Facebook allegedly suspended the page after someone had reported the post as offensive.

It is unclear when the original suspended ended, but according a screenshot Norrie posted on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, Facebook just had suspended her account yet again over another post that used the word “tranny.”

At the time of publication, a link to Norrie’s Facebook page still did not work.