Instagram restored the account of controversial men’s rights advocate Daryush Valizadeh, who uses Rush V as his online pseudonym, after Big League Politics asked the platform’s parent company, Facebook, for comment.
The big tech platform confirmed its decision to remove Valizadeh’s account was banned by mistake on Thursday evening, after previously banning his account within minutes of Chase Bank’s payment processor WePay doing the same.
Valizadeh was banned from Instagram and Chase Bank’s WePay late on Thursday night, on the same day he announced his 2019 tour.
Strangely, according to Valizadeh, his Instagram account was private. Users had to ask his permission to receive his posts, and Valizadeh had to manually approve each person. Ostensibly, this should have prevented users who did not share his views or respect them from being offended by them.
Instagram was not clear on what policies Valizadeh violated in its notice to the men’s rights advocate.
Chase has not yet provided an explanation for Valizadeh’s ban, and has expressed concern about whether it would be able to do so as the information may be considered private and privileged between the financial institution and the men’s rights advocate.
Valizadeh has been accused of holding misogynist views, and those who disagree claims he wants to legalize rape. Valizadeh and various fact checking organizations, including the politically left-leaning Snopes, have debunked these claims.
Earlier this week, Instagram reinstated a photo collage containing Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos, who Facebook considers “dangerous” and “hate figures” after Big League Politics requested an explanation for the photo’s removal.
Facebook Runs Electoral Interference to Stop Surging Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer
Facebook’s discriminatory practices against Loomer may be illegal.
Loomer announced on free speech platform Gab that Facebook is banning her campaign ads in what could be considered a form of electoral interference.
“This newest ban goes beyond just a ban of the Laura Loomer For Congress Facebook Page (which is required to run ads). My campaign was told yesterday that if a PAC attempted to advertise to promote my campaign, their ads would be taken down. Facebook said their new policy is that nothing about Laura Loomer is permitted on Facebook and for the duration of the election cycle, my campaign will not get access to run any of our own ads,” Loomer wrote.
“People will be banned for simply typing my name “Laura Loomer”. We have received several reports today from supporters who said their pages were suspended because the posted my donation link and my ads!” she added.
Loomer said in a statement provided to different media outlets that this should be considered criminal electoral interference because her primary competitor, incumbent Democrat Lois Frankel, is allowed to publish ads on Facebook’s vast monopoly platform.
“I’m the only federal candidate in the nation banned from advertising on Facebook. My competitor, Lois Frankel is running ads on Facebook to reach voters, and my campaign is shut out. This is illegal election interference,” Loomer said.
“If the idea of banning Lois Frankel from advertising on Facebook outrages you, you should be equally outraged over the fact that my campaign is universally de-platformed and is being denied equal access to run ads on Facebook,” she added.
Loomer is currently suing Facebook and other tech giants due to her arbitrary removal from the platform, as Big League Politics has reported:
According to Allum Bokhari of Breitbart, Facebook has demanded a federal judge in Miami to immediately dismiss a defamation lawsuit that Laura Loomer brought against them.
Facebook put forward the argument that its decision to ban her as a “dangerous individual” does not fall under the grounds of defamation.
Facebook filed a motion to dismiss where it argued that “calling someone ‘dangerous’— or saying that she ‘promoted or ‘engaged’ in ‘hate’— is a protected statement of opinion.”
Facebook called attention to how other platforms have banned her and stated that “this is clearly an issue where, at a minimum, reasonable minds can disagree.”
Additionally, the motion cited Loomer’s appearances with Gavin McInnes, another individual that Facebook labeled as “dangerous”, as a justification for deplatforming her.
Breitbart News exclusively revealed a year ago that Facebook takes into account off-site behavior to determine whether certain users get deplatformed.
Bokhari noted that Facebook engages in the monitoring of “the on-platform and off-platform activities of prominent political individuals in an internal file called ‘Hate Agent policy review’.”
Loomer aims to become the next U.S. Representative in Florida’s 21st Congressional district in spite of the Big Tech conspiracy gunning for her.
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