Facebook Removes Area 51 Event ‘By Accident’

Facebook Removes Area 51 Event 'By Accident'

Reports reaching Techplace24 reveals that a Facebook page encouraging people to storm the Area 51 U.S. Air Force base was removed from the social network at the weekend, but has now been reinstated.

It was removed by “mistake”, a spokeswoman for Facebook said.

The page’s creator had received a message on Saturday saying his event broke Facebook’s community standards.

Two million people have indicated they will attend, but the U.S. Air Force has warned people not to go near the base.

One Facebook user on the reinstated Area 51 page wrote; “What happened with the event? It disappeared a couple of days ago and is now back.”

Area 51 has long been the focus of conspiracy theories that allege the base conceals information on alien life and technology, the BBC report.

While there is no proof for this, there are many fans of the theory and this has made Area 51 an iconic location in alien-themed popular culture.

The Facebook page has been flooded with jokes and memes about aliens since its creation.

But jokes about going through with the plan to “storm” the base have already drawn a frosty response from the US military.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force told the Washington Post in July; “Area 51 is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.”

The real Area 51 is officially known as Homey Airport and is north of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada.

It is closed to the public and patrolled by armed guards and flying into airspace above the base is restricted.

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