It appears as if Facebook is deactivating suspicious-looking accounts in light of the recent terrorist attacks in France, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Lebanon and Nigeria. One of those affected by these account deactivations is Isis Anchalee, a San Francisco-based OneLogin, Inc. platform engineer. Anchalee claims that it happened because the social networking site suspected that she was a terrorist due to her first name, which is similar to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

22-year-old Anchalee, who is also the brains behind the #iLookLikeAnEngineer social media campaign, complained on Twitter about the deactivation of her Facebook account.

27-year-old Omid Farivar, a UX Researcher at Facebook, tweeted Anchalee about her Facebook issue.

“ Update: your account should be back. Sorry again!” Farivar added in one of his tweets to Anchalee.

Thankfully, after sending all her documents for the third time to prove that she was born with the name Isis, Facebook sent Anchalee a statement apologising for the inconvenience.

"Hi Isis. Thanks for verifying your identity. We've unlocked your account, and you should now be able to log back in. We're sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any problems getting back into your account, please let us know," read Facebook’s apology which Isis also posted on her Twitter account.

Reuters reports that on Wednesday, a Facebook spokesperson admitted to the company’s mistake in freezing Anchalee’s account. The statement that was released also indicated that Isis’ account wasn’t blocked because of her name.

As a result of Anchalee’s tweet, other Facebook users have come forward to recount their experiences with having their accounts suspended. One of Isis’ Twitter follower Jess Justjess (@JessJustJessluv), said that the same thing happened to her and it even took months of exchanging emails with Facebook before account was restored.

Flint Beastwood (@enefLA) informed Isis about how Facebook blocked his account.

@isisAnchalee locked me out of mine this morning claiming my real name wasnt Danny Mac. I shit you not, i sent them some documents. Nothing,” Flint Beastwood tweeted.

The same Twitter user also asked Isis for help in getting his Facebook account back.

Anchalee couldn’t help but comment on how her tweet about her suspended Facebook account got the most attention out of all the things she’s written about including overcoming fears, diversity, empathy and vulnerability.

This isn’t the first time Anchalee has grabbed headlines in the Internet. She became popular because of a OneLogin ad campaign featuring her image. It caused quite a stir because people thought that she was too attractive to be an engineer. Some didn’t even believe she's really an engineer. Isis wrote about it in Medium.

This led to the conception of the #iLookLikeAnEngineer campaign. Engineers, mostly females, supported this movement and began posting photos of themselves holding up notes with the hashtag #iLookLikeAnEngineer.

The said campaign was so successful that Isis is now on the verge of launching the ilooklikeanengineer website that will support and share stories of other engineers who don’t fit the mould of society’s expectations regarding their appearance and skill.

Aside from Isis Anchalee and her Twitter followers, the Facebook accounts of a married couple with the last name Avatar were also blocked, according to 3 On Your Side.

After 3 On Your Side made contact with Facebook, a representative explained that several words [and names] were marked as being suspicious for having forged accounts. Unfortunately, the couple's last name, Avatar, happens to be included.

Facebook has provided information on what names are allowed on the site. The users were asked to refrain from adding symbols, titles of any kind, changing their middle names to words or phrases and using offensive words.

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