– UPDATE: Pinterest has reactivated the account after nearly 24 hours of suspension. –
Today I received not one, but fifteen emails today from Pinterest, that were all sent out simultaneously at the same time regarding our Ministry Account that has allegedly violated their terms and conditions regarding content that is deemed “Offensive”. After reviewing the fifteen separate emails I was shocked to see the claim of the violation. According to Pinterest, all fifteen pins that violated the terms were deemed to be “Sexually Explicit” or Pornographic” in Nature. The only problem with this claim is that it is the farthest from the truth.
As proof, I have provided an image of one of the alleged violations and you can plainly see that the category for the pin is “Extreme Weather”. This particular category deals with news related pins regarding weather events around the world. Now tell me again how this is “Sexually Explicit” or Pornographic” in nature? I am pretty sure that someone with malicious intent has purposely reported multiple pins as “Offensive” and thus the site was flagged and suspended with no questions asked.
By the way, I was never given a single option to review any of the alleged images or pins that violated the terms nor given the option to remove them although I was instructed in the email to remove them. I have submitted an appeal to Pinterest and currently waiting for a response. If you are reading this and you were one of the many that followed us on Pinterest, We regret to inform you that until further notice the continual purge of social media networks continues.