[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/22/art.palincu0722.gi.jpg caption="Social networking giant Facebook apologized Thursday over an automated system's deletion of a post by Sarah Palin."]
Washington (CNN) – Social networking site Facebook issued a bit of a mea culpa Thursday after a post by former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was deleted from the massive site.
In a statement given to CNN, Facebook said a "note" by Palin about her opposition to building a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero had been deleted by an automated system.
"The note in question did not violate our content standards but was removed by an automated system," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in the statement. "We're always working to improve our processes and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused."
After the original post was deleted, Palin re-posted the note Thursday morning.