New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: Bangladeshi-origin author and Human Rights activist Taslima Nasreen on Tuesday took to Twitter to declare that she is very much alive. Nasreen’s Facebook account, however, said otherwise. Facebook memorialised Taslima Nasreen’s facebook account, saying: “We hope people who love Taslima will find comfort in visiting her profile to remember and celebrate her life.”

Tagging the Twitter handles of Meta, Facebook Security, Meta Newsroom, Facebook App and Facebook, Taslima Nasreen wrote: “I am very much alive. But you memorialized my facebook account. What a sad news! How could you do that? Please give me back my account.”

Tweeples reacted to Nasreen’s Twitter post, with speculations about threat to her life. “Could this be a threat to her life ?,” wrote a Twitter user. “Facebook fail,” said another.

About a Facebook memorialised account

Facebook memorialises an account by default when it is notified of the actual death of the person whose Facebook account is to be memorialised.
At a memorialised Facebook account, friends and family members can share messages and memories on the timeline of the deceased person. Such accounts do not appear in public searches and they have the word "Remembering" shown next to the person's name in their profile.

As per Facebook's guidelines, no one can log into memorialised accounts.

But if one has appointed a "legacy contact", they can manage the account after it has been memorialised. This includes writing pinned posts, responding to friend requests, update profile pictures and cover photos or request for the removal of your account. The legacy contact, however, cannot log into one’s account, change the past posts or read the messages.

“If someone chooses, they may give their legacy contact permission to download an archive of the photos, posts and profile information they shared on Facebook,” Facebook had said in an official statement in 2015.

Posted By: Mukul Sharma