Viz could face permanent Facebook ban following guideline breach

Facebook has removed Viz's page for apparently posting content that doesn't follow its terms and community standards.

The Dennis Publishing owned-title could face a permanent ban from the site if its appeal against the removal is denied.

Taking to Twitter to reveal the news, the adult publication posted a tongue-in-cheek message saying: "Facebook have taken the Viz page down. We can appeal, but if we get it wrong, we'll be "permanently deleted". Oo-er."

The tweet was swiftly followed by a mock up of the comic's page featuring fluffy kittens and puppies asking: "What do you think? Still too offensive?"

Facebook's censorship policies were called into question earlier this week by a French court which ruled that the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French man who posted a photo of a famous 19th century nude painting.