Being Banned From Facebook

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on July 22, 2019 and last updated on August 7, 2023

The topic of being banned from Facebook provides English learners with a stimulating conversation topic that enhances their language skills. Discussing this subject allows learners to practice vocabulary related to social media, digital citizenship, and online communication. Exploring the reasons behind Facebook bans fosters critical thinking as learners analyze the boundaries of freedom of expression. Furthermore, it helps develop their communication skills by expressing opinions, debating viewpoints on content moderation, and understanding the impact of online behaviors. Conversations on being banned from Facebook empower English learners to deepen their language proficiency while gaining insights into the complexities of digital platforms.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Being Banned From Facebook

The topic of being banned from Facebook delves into the realm of digital communication and its limitations. As social media platforms gain prominence, discussions surrounding freedom of speech, content moderation, and online behavior become increasingly significant. Understanding the reasons behind Facebook bans and the consequences for individuals and communities prompts reflections on the power dynamics between platform policies and user rights. Exploring this topic sheds light on the complexities of online discourse, the impact of moderation decisions, and the evolving landscape of digital expression.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • platform (noun)
  • ban (verb)
  • suspend (verb)
  • content (noun)
  • hateful (adjective)
  • offensive (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you think Facebook has the right to ban users for expressing controversial or unpopular opinions?
  • Do you use Facebook?
  • What are some common reasons why people get banned from Facebook?
  • What are the potential consequences of being banned from Facebook for individuals and businesses?
  • How much influence do you think Facebook has over you?
  • Should Facebook be responsible for all content on the platform?
  • Why do you think Facebook chooses to ban some people? Do you agree with them?
  • What alternatives are available for individuals who have been banned from Facebook to connect and share their views?
  • Is Facebook's content moderation system effective in promoting a safe and inclusive online environment, or does it hinder freedom of expression?
  • Should there be clearer guidelines or regulations regarding the banning process on social media platforms like Facebook?
  • Should users have the right to appeal or challenge Facebook's decision to ban them?
  • Should governments play a role in regulating social media platforms' ability to ban users?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.