An Australian political candidate running for the Victorian State Elections in Victoria, Australia was banned on Facebook this week after he posted a video in support of Tommy Robinson.
Avi Yemini is a popular Jewish activist in Australia who is best known for his video confrontations that focus on the Islamification of Australia. Yemini was notified by Facebook on August 2 that his page was unpublished for “hate speech.”
“Your page has been unpublished for using hate speech, which goes against the Facebook Community Standards. these standards help us keep our community safe and respectful. While we allow individuals to speak freely on Facebook, we take action on reports of verbal abuse directed at individuals. If you think this has been done in error, you can appeal and we’ll take another look,” the statement from Facebook read.
According to Yemini, his Facebook page had over 176,000 followers who subscribed primarily to watch his videos in which he criticizes Islam from the perspective of an Australian Jew.
Along with being an activist, Yemini is currently running for office in Australia. He claims that Facebook is shutting him down for political reasons.
“It is illegal to shut down pages that belong to candidates running in a current election, because it is a form of interference. By shutting down my page, Facebook appears to be colluding in Australian politics,” Yemini told Big League Politics.
Prior to being shut down, Yemini’s page received between two and three million views per week.
Yemini is a member of the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA), a federally registered party and political movement that stands for individual liberty, small government, Western values, social fairness and an integrated multi-ethnic society. ALA speaks out against government waste and human rights abuses, including those committed in the name of political or religious dogma. ALA provides sensible policy solutions to the problems Australian families and businesses are currently facing.
ALA’s platform is critical of Islamism, Communism, and Fascism. The group lobbies against big government and for individual liberty, and freedom of speech, which has made ALA members and candidates like Yemini the targets of leftists on a mission to censor any and all criticism of Islam.
Yemini is yet another example of Conservative censorship. He is the latest target of social media fascism, but he will not be the last, as tech companies continue to expand their censorship caliphate across Western nations all around the world.
Yemini told Big League Politics that he plans on suing Facebook.
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