Fury in Bitche as town’s Facebook page is closed down for stinking

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    Facebook takes down official page for town called Bitche

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    The French town of Bitche discovered itself being ‘cancelled’ by Facebook

    Facebook has actually triggered fury in the French town of Bitche after removing its main page for stinking.

    Benoît Kieffer, mayor of Ville de Bitche, stated they got a message from the social networks giant after the page was pulled on March 19.

    ‘At first, you wonder, was there a technical problem?’ he informed CNN. ‘However, with the length of time, it can be considered a real censorship.’

    While authorities in Bitche awaited Facebook to restore its page, they developed an alternative called ‘Mairie 57230′ – a combination of the word for ‘town hall’ and their postal code.

    The Local Melodie Radio station stated other towns in the Bitche location were evaluating their social networks names to prevent being cancelled.

    ‘Don’t ever call me Bitche once again,’ the station published on Facebook.

    Bitche’s main page was brought back by Facebook on Tuesday, who stated it had actually been ‘removed in error’.

    But the row is most likely to result in headaches for the French towns of Arse Stream, Anus, Condom, and Pussy, who run the risk of being cancelled by the Facebook algorithms.

    French gendarmes stand near an indication for the town of Bitche in eastern France (Picture: AFP/Getty)

    The town of Anus remains in the Burgundy red wine area of France, while the town of Pussy is close to the Italian border.

    Condom when attempted to twin itself with a town in the UK, however stopped working as no one wished to be related to it.

    Bitche, which has a population of simply 5,000, is located in an eastern location of France called Pays de Bitche, which suggests Bitch nation.

    It has actually been contested for centuries with the Germans, who hire Bitscherland.

    The American Embassy in Paris was when located in Place de Bitche – Bitch Square – in honour of the town’s resistance throughout the Franco-Prussian War in 1871.

    But it was relabelled United States Square after the Ambassador objected in 1881.

    Additional reporting from Peter Allen.

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