Facebook Bans ‘Titans of Liberty’ Podcast Starring Antifa-Smashing Rufio Panman
A popular podcast run by the man who went viral after defending himself against an Antifa member was banned by Facebook with no explanation or opportunity to appeal the decision.
Panman and his cohost, Jason Lo, say their Facebook page “Titans of Liberty” was banned from Facebook without a notification, appeal process, or explanation for its removal last week.
Speaking to Big League Politics, Lo explained that the page was, strangely, removed from Facebook without any of the platform’s usual procedures.
“The page disappeared out of thin air, and it’s just gone,” said Lo. “No warning, no nothing.”
Facebook typically warns users they are infringing on the platform’s community standards several times, temporarily suspending their ability to post in increments ranging from 24 hours to 30 days, and eventually escalate these punishments to the complete removal of a Facebook page.
Rather than following this pattern, Facebook removed the “Titans of Liberty” page with no explanation, and Lo and Panman received no punishment on their personal profiles. Lo told Big League Politics he was given “No reason at all.”
The ban could be related to Panman’s affiliation with the Proud Boys, which Facebook considers a “hate group.”
Facebook’s decision to ban Lo and Panman’s page comes on the heels of the big tech platform’s decision to ban several prominent right wing figures, including Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos from both Facebook and Instagram.
One reason given by Facebook for the ban was that Jones interviewed Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes on his radio and TV show, who Facebook considers a “hate figure” and banned previously.
Big League Politics asked Facebook for comment on this story and did not receive a response.