Two weeks ago, Tuesday May 21st we noticed, the official CrossFit Instagram page was gone.
Followed with their Facebook page leaving fans in dismay and confused at how a total following of over 10 million can just suddenly vanished overnight.
Where has CrossFit gone? Why has the company suddenly deserted millions of followers?
Why the only social pages still live are Twitter and YouTube?
Well, we finally know the answer. CrossFit confirmed removing all their Facebook and Instagram channels indefinitely by Greg Glassman.
“I can confirm that CrossFit [has] removed all their Facebook and Instagram channels indefinitely,” wrote Ollie Mansbridge, the director of Strength in Depth and manager of the CrossFit UK Facebook page. “I have just received notification that the CrossFit Twitter account will remain. Our U.K. CrossFit FB and Insta page will also be shifting over to Twitter.”
Justin LoFranco of the Morning Chalk Up cracked the mystery behind the missing Social media accounts of Crossfit after a phone call with CrossFit’s Founder himself, Greg Glassman.
Glassman told Justin “All activity on CrossFit, Inc.’s Facebook and Instagram accounts is suspended as of May 24, 2019, as CrossFit investigates the circumstances pertaining to Facebook’s deletion of the Banting7DayMealPlan and other well-known public complaints about the social-media company that may adversely impact the security and privacy of our global CrossFit community.”
Furthermore, Glassman added “The final straw was when they deleted without notice or explanation a low carb high fat FB page with 1.6 million users in South Africa. While the site has subsequently been reinstated (also without warning or explanation), Facebook’s action should give any serious person reason to pause, especially those of us engaged in activities contrary to prevailing opinion.”
CrossFit’s official Twitter account and YouTube are still operating as usual.
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March is the founder of the Barbell Beauties. Her goal is simple… Empower every woman to grab a barbell and LIFT. She’s been an active CrossFitter for 7 years and credits that sport for turning her into a true athlete.