The town of Bitche, located in Lorraine, France. Facebook removed its official page from its site.
Paris, France CNN  — 

Sometimes, life can be a Bitche. The residents of a French town thought just that after social media giant Facebook removed Ville de Bitche’s official page from its site last month.

“We received a Facebook message and we also noticed that it was missing,” Benoît Kieffer, mayor of Ville de Bitche, told CNN Tuesday. The page was taken down on March 19, Kieffer added.

“At first, you wonder, was there a technical problem? However, with the length of time, it can be considered a real censorship.”

The town, which has about 5,100 inhabitants, instead created a new Facebook page called Mairie 57230, based on its postal code.

The original page was restored Tuesday morning when Facebook became aware, the California-based company told CNN, adding that it had been “removed in error.”