Facebook sent an email to the admin of ‘Donald Trump Is Our President’ and ‘Hillary Clinton for Prison’ informing him his pages and personal Facebook account “are at risk of being removed.”
On Saturday afternoon, the husband and wife team behind the immensely popular ‘Donald Trump Is Our President’ and ‘Hillary Clinton for Prison’ Facebook pages received an email from Facebook explaining that their presence on the Big Tech platform is at risk of being removed for violating Facebook’s Community Guidelines against users who use multiple accounts, and its policies against what company calls “ad farms,” or ad laden websites that feign to be political to sell advertising. Facebook previously used this explanation after they deleted 800 political accounts and pages.
Mark Sidney, who runs the massive pages with his wife, claims that he never violated any of these rules. First, Sidney attempted to communicate with Facebook by replying to the email, only to receive an automated reply notifying him that the inbox was not monitored. Next, Sidney took to his page ‘Donald Trump Is Our President’ to tell his story. His page boasts nearly 3.2 million likes, and Sidney claims it has the second highest engagement for a pro-Trump Facebook page next to President Donald Trump’s own.
UPDATED: We just got an email from Facebook threatening to delete my account, my wife's account and the pages we spent 6…
Speaking to Big League Politics via phone, Sidney explained that he only has one Facebook account, and that his identity was confirmed by Facebook after the 2016 election because of the size of his page. Sidney further explained that he first posts articles from his website, FB News Cycle, to a Facebook group he created and tied to his page. Then, if the post is popular in his group, Sidney shares the article to his page. He does not know if Facebook considers this spam, and has stopped the practice until he can hear back from Facebook.
Sidney also lamented that he is being forced to self censor just three days before the 2018 Midterm Elections, which he considers crucial for Republicans to win. Not knowing if this type of sharing is now considered a violation of Facebook’s Community Standards, Sidney says he has stopped posting links to his website on the page.
“My plan is to not post links to my website, which is killing me,” Sidney said, “Three days before the election, this is crunch time. Now I’m going to be self censoring.”
In a simultaneous effort to prevent Facebook from removing his pages from the platform, Sidney also temporarily unpublished ‘Hillary for Prison,’ which has over 1.3 million likes, until he is able to hear back from Facebook and understand how he can become compliant. He does not know if the page will be republished before the November 6 elections.
“I’m trying to be completely above board. I understand that people are worried about the integrity of the election,” Sidney told us, referring to fears among the left that Facebook was used by foreign entities to influence the 2016 presidential election, “I just need to know where the goal posts are, that’s all.”
It is worth noting that this threat of censorship from Facebook comes just one day after an FEC complaint was filed against Facebook by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. The complaint accuses Facebook, Google, and Twitter of violating election law by selectively banning or otherwise censoring conservatives while allowing leftist voices to thrive.
Big League Politics has detailed several recent examples of censorship on the Big Tech platform, including Laura Loomer’s permanent Facebook ban, the ban of ‘Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children’, the rejection of pro-life advertisements, the censorship of #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka, and the actions the platform has taken against the Facebook page ‘God Emperor Trump’.
Update: After this article was published, Facebook contacted Sidney and expanded on their initial email.
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Turkey Human Rights, Crackdown on Press Freedom Comes Under Renewed Scrutiny in Geneva
Last week, the UK-based International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR)and the Press Emblem Campaign held an information meeting in Geneva, to coincide with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Turkey over hate crimes, minority, and LGBT rights, and press freedoms with a specific focus on the nation’s crackdown on these rights during the failed 2016 coup and the emergency rule that followed during which the government allegedly used its security powers to arrest thousands of people who opposed it.
Turkey’s human rights record was last reviewed in 2015 during the UPR. This was the third time in 10 years that Turkey’s record has come under review
Diplomats, minister, prominent members of Turkish media and human rights defenders – including those who have been forced into exile – were present at the event. Also in attendance was former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice Ambassador Stephen Rapp. Louise Pyne Jones, head of research, International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) moderated the event. Two panels were held. The first was called “Press Freedom” and included Yavuz Baydar, editor-in-chief of Ahval; Evin Baris Altintas, journalist and blogger; and Massimo Frigo; senior Legal Advisor for International Commission for Jurists (ICJ). The second panel, “Human Rights Defenders,” included Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci; president of the Human Rights Foundation in Turkey; Nurcan Baysal, award-winning Turkish Human Rights Defender and Journalist; and Anne van Wezel, former co-chair EESC EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee.
Following an attempted, and failed, “coup” against the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party in 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused many of his opponents and naysayers, including journalists who were critical of him and his government, of supporting terrorism and prosecuted many of them. Erdogan also suggested that the attempted coup was the work of exiled Imam Fethullah Gulen and his movement, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization. Turkey has asked for the United States to extradite Gulen. Gulen has been living in the United States in a self-imposed exile since 1999. Over 250 people died as a result of the failed coup attempt.
Soon after the coup, Turkey implemented a state of emergency (SOE) which it said: “was put into effect in order to ensure the continuity of effective implementation of the measures for the protection of the rights and freedoms of our citizens, democracy and the rule of law.” However, the AK Party’s critics have maintained that the AK Party used the umbrella of its broader emergency powers and continuously postponed ending that state of emergency, in an attempt to destroy its political opposition.
Many journalists were apprehended under this state of emergency until it was lifted on July 19, 2018. As such, for three straight years, and up until 2019, the Committee to Protect Journalists ranked Turkey as the worst jailer of journalists in the world. According to Turkish, English, and Arabic-language news site Ahval, when China jailed 48 journalists to Turkey’s 47.
Nurcan Baysal, an award-winning Kurdish Human Rights Defender, Journalist, and contributor to Ahval, said she was even cautious with the words she used on the panel discussion for fear of punishment by the Turkish government. “We are censoring ourselves because of these fears,” Baysal said. “For example, before coming here I asked myself if I should use certain words, should I use the word invasion, or should I use the word war, because today in Turkey even to say war is forbidden,” she said. “Everything that I say has an effect on not only my life but of the lives of my children and family.”
Ahval editor in chief Yavuz Baydar said, “No state or power can decide who is a journalist, it is the domain for professional organizations and should always be separate from power.”
According to the IOHR, “In the previous UPR cycle of Turkey, the Turkish government officially supported 14 recommendations related to strengthening the legal framework on freedom of expression and 5 recommendations specifically related to bringing terrorism legislation in line with international human rights standards.
Hugh Williamson, the Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch recently said, “The huge number of journalists, politicians, and perceived government critics in prison and on trial flies in the face of the Turkish government’s public statements about the state of human rights in the country “Turkey’s disregard of human rights is a disservice to its citizens, who deserve to live with dignity and freedom.”
Meanwhile, Turkey’s state-run pro-government newspaper the Daily Sabah put out propaganda about the Erdogan government writing, “U.N. Human Rights Council highlighted Turkey’s achievements in the fields of judiciary, human rights and humanitarian causes on Tuesday during a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting in Geneva.”
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