Deletion of Paladino’s Facebook profile | queenswide

Councilwoman Vickie Paladino (R-Whitestone) has gained popularity on social media throughout her time in the public eye, to say the least.

So when Paladino tweeted on Facebook and Meta last Friday that his Council Facebook account had been removed for violating the site’s Community Standards, some raised eyebrows.

“What community standards have I violated? I look forward to your positive response to my call,” the counselor wrote in her tweet.

Neither Facebook nor Meta responded to this tweet by press time on Wednesday.

A Facebook representative responded to a request from the Chronicle, however. According to a spokesperson, Paladino’s page was taken down for “violating [Facebook’s] identity theft policies.

“There is currently an active profile and page for the advisor,” the rep said.

Later, the same rep said, “There was a profile and associated page claiming to be her which we removed for impersonation because people are only allowed one profile.”

In addition to the recently deleted profile, Paladino has a personal profile as well as a campaign page. Since the deleted account was a profile rather than a page, it violated the impersonation policy and was removed.

Paladino’s office did not respond to the Chronicle’s numerous requests for comment in time for publication.