Page of Viral News Site Unilad Blocked by Facebook

    The tech giant seems to have blocked Unilad, the viral news website.

    Users that were trying to reach the Facebook page of the website are greeted with a message saying: “This page isn’t available The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.”

    Unilad, which has around 34 million ‘likes,’ has confirmed that its page had been blocked by Facebook, for allegedly violating its posting policy.

    It is unclear whether the ban will be permanent or if there was a specific incident that prompted the said move.

    According to a Twitter user, the page had been reported on the back of comments of users that concerns the death of Lip Peep, the rapper from the United States who died from a speculated overdose at the age of 21.

    The Unilad website itself continues to work, and its other social media sites such as Twitter do not seem to have been affected.

    Manchester-based Unilad was established in 2012 by a student named Alex Partridge and has since developed into a popular internet media brand with a reported value amounting to £40m.

    It has gained millions of views on its viral videos, many of which spread quickly across the internet.