BLOCKED by Facebook for complaining about site's censorship of right-wing activists

A Conservative activist and Donald Trump supporter were apparently banned from Facebook after complaining about how the social media site censored another conservative.

Lauren Southern detailed the ordeal which reportedly began after she mentioned the administrator of a right-wing group had been banned from the site.

Her post read: 'As I suspected my friend who runs Disdain for Plebs has been banned on all his accounts that run the page AND Facebook deleted his post calling them out for censoring conservatives. 

'This is utterly insane.'


Conservative activist and Donald Trump supporter Lauren Southern (pictured left and right) was banned from Facebook after complaining about how the social media site censored another conservative

Southern was sent a notice that she was being temporarily blocked from posting on Facebook (above)

Southern detailed, and even videotaped, the ordeal on Friday which began after she mentioned the administrator of a right-wing group had been banned from Facebook (shown above)

Her post also included a note from Facebook saying it removed the post 'because it doesn't follow the Facebook Community StandaStreetrds,' Heat reported.

Southern shared a screen grab of the post on Twitter and noted her shock: 'Holy s***.' 

She wrote on Twitter that the administrator of the pro-Trump group, Disdain for Plebs, was banned after writing a post that argued Trump is not anti-Muslim but anti-ISIS.

Southern also noted that all of the moderators who run the group's page were also banned.

'Donald Trump is not anti-Muslim. He is anti-ISIS. What Trump is trying to say is that Homeland Security can not differentiate which Muslim is radical wanting to cause harm and which is a harmless refugee,' the administrator's post read.

'This is why nothing gets done. We are too busy being politically correct. Who is willing to sacrifice their family's safety for the sake of political correctness? Are you? #TRUMP2016.'

The administrator of the pro-Trump group, Disdain for Plebs, was banned after writing a post that argued Trump is not anti-Muslim but anti-ISIS (the post shown above)

Eventually, Southern's posts were uploaded back on the site and she was unblocked on Facebook. She wrote that she received an apology email from Facebook

Southern (pictured) said in an interview that if Facebook intends to 'continue censoring conservative viewpoints they should at least be honest about it'

Facebook removed the post, citing it did not follow Facebook Community Standards, and the administrator's account was suspended, according to Breitbart News.

The administrator, who wants to remain anonymous, told Breitbart that being banned for 'stating unfortunate facts is typical of social media these days.'

'Conservatives understand they are forced to stay quiet on controversial topics that need to be addressed, or else be completely exiled from the public eye,' the administrator said.

'Years of hard work and determination can be, and has been, eradicated from people, under the moderation of politically correct censorship masquerading as manners.'

Not long after learning the moderator had been kicked off Facebook, Southern shared her post which she said was subsequently deleted.

She wrote that she was then told by the social media site that she was being blocked for 30 days.

On Twitter, someone accused her of making up that Facebook had handed her a 30-day suspension, telling her to 'work on a better photoshop to make it more convincing.' 

She then posted a video showing she had been blocked from making posts on Facebook, writing, 'TOTALLY FAKE.'

Eventually, Southern's posts were uploaded back on the site and she was unblocked on Facebook. She wrote that she received an apology email from Facebook

Above a screen grab of the apology, email sent that Southern said she was sent from Facebook in the wake of the ordeal

Eventually, Southern's posts were uploaded back on the site and she was unblocked on Facebook, as she credited news reporting of the incident the reason for her Facebook ban being removed.

'Only reason I got unbanned was b/c of Drudge/HeatSt/Infowars - that's unacceptable. Smaller pages are being banned w/ no public awareness,' she tweeted.

Southern also wrote that she received an apology email from Facebook saying it was an 'error,' but noted 'these errors seem a tad bias.'

Meanwhile, she said the administrator of Disdain for Plebs did not have their banned removed.

The ordeal comes only days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had a closed-door meeting with a group of conservatives.

During the wide-ranging discussion, he told the 17 conservative leaders and commentators in attendance how his site struggles to reach their supporters.

He refused to directly respond to allegations that Facebook employees deliberately suppressed conservative stories and views on its new trending topics feature.




Posted in U.S on August 08 at 03:05 PM

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