TV cocktail guru banned from Facebook for 'inciting violence' after joking that PEAS should be made illegal

A TELLY cocktail expert was left shaken after being barred by Facebook for joking peas should be made illegal.

Callum Oakley reckons the social media giant mistook his anti-veg wisecrack for hate speech.

The 38-year-old, who gives lessons on Sky show The Craft Store, posted: “Unpopular opinion — peas of all forms should be illegal.

Collect them all and set them on fire.”

He told The Sun: “The ban came five minutes later. It says it goes against community standards for inciting violence.

"I don’t know where on Earth they’ve come up with that.”

He appealed and Facebook, which uses a combination of artificial intelligence and human moderators, replied to say the case would go before its “Oversight Board”.

Callum, of Folkestone, Kent, uses the website to plug his mobile bar Misused Cocktails and feared losing thousands.

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But his account was put back up after The Sun stepped in. Facebook said that the post was “removed in error and has now been restored”.

Early last year, Facebook apologised for banning mention of West Sussex beauty spot Devil’s Dyke.

In September, it had banned posts that mentioned quirkily-named canal Cockshoot Dyke in the Norfolk Broads.

A boat owner was told their post contained “violence and sexual content”.

And in 2020, a woman in Detroit, US, was banned for 24 hours for commenting: “Why are men so dumb?”

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