What is 16.com on Facebook, and why is it prohibited?
Since the cases of strange sites like kekma.ga attacked, I became more careful in opening websites I didn't know the contents of. Now I just don't want to easily be fooled by random posts that intend to prank people on social media platforms.
I always double-check the comments on that post first to avoid something crazy happening. And, I don't forget to turn down the device volume.
This website, "16.com," is no exception, which I observed was quite busy being discussed on Facebook and Instagram posts.
I saw many people complain that Facebook didn't allow them to type "16.com" without quotes in a post. The post comments section was safe. Nobody cursed or got angry because they felt it had pranked them.
What I saw was that it challenged many people to prove it in the comments. Some comments were irrelevant to the post. I was curious and finally challenged myself to comment; "16.com," too. And sure enough, Facebook won't let me post that comment even if I tried it again and again!
A red warning sign (!) appears and a notification that 16.com couldn't be shared on Facebook because it has detected the link as violating community standards. Hmm, why aren't other website links blocked as well, huh? I started to wonder...
What is 16.com?
There was no relevant and credible information when I searched "What is 16.com" or "16.com Facebook meaning" on Google.
So finally, I just typed the domain address in the Google search bar, hoping there was nothing to worry about, and here was the result.
At first glance, there is nothing that looks suspicious about the domain of this website. In my opinion, this is a domain that has never been used or has been used before, but its active period has ended, not extended by the previous owner.
To strengthen that statement, I tried to check the site's ranking on Alexa. It's quite surprising that this domain has already ranked 831,739 in engagement and global internet traffic over the past 90 days. Wow! My blog is nothing compared to this. Not much data has emerged other than that.
I added data from SimilarWeb; global rank: 454,889, best country rank: 57,945 in China, and category rank: 17,958 in computer electronics and technology. Total visits: 50k in a month, avg. visit duration: 16 minutes, 17 seconds, and pages per visit: 19.98. [I took the data when this article was written]
Really weird. If indeed the 16.com domain has never been used before, why does the data show as if someone has used it before? Or maybe its popularity is rising because it can't be typed on Facebook and Instagram.
Why won't Facebook let you type '16.com'?
What is clear, Facebook prohibits the link of this domain from being shared on the platform. However, I still can't find the exact reason why this domain should be blocked by Facebook. Except, the bots have flagged it as spam or it goes against other Facebook community policy standards.
Is this website formerly a Facebook competitor? Is it because a site from China previously used the domain address?
Some time ago, I heard the news that a social platform called Tsu was blocked by Facebook because their security systems detected the site link to be unsafe.
I also checked the neighbor's link, 17.com, which points to a Chinese-language site but is not blocked by Facebook. Well, I don't know. I don't really know. What do you think?
That's what is 16.com on Facebook. If you have additional information that is more interesting, please feel free to tell us. Hopefully, this short article can provide you with some insight. Thanks for reading!
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