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Facebook 'blocks' page of viral news site Unilad

Facebook has yet to comment on why the Unilad page has been blocked (Carl Court/Getty Images)

Facebook appears to have blocked viral news website Unilad.

Users trying to reach the website’ Facebook page are greeted with the message: “This page isn’t available The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.”

Unilad, which has about 34 million ‘likes’, has confirmed its page had been blocked by Facebook, for apparently violating its posting policy.

The Facebook screen that greets UniLad fans

It is not clear whether the ban is permanent or if there was a specific incident that sparked the move.

According to one Twitter user, the page had been reported on the back of user comments concerning the death of Lip Peep, the US rapper who died from a suspected overdose, aged 21.

The Unilad site itself continues to work, and its other social media sites like Twitter don’t appear to have been affected.

Manchester-based Unilad was founded in 2012 by student Alex Partridge and has since grown into a major internet media brand with a reported value of £40m.

It has amassed millions of views on its viral videos, many of which spread quickly across the internet.