ORWELLIAN: Facebook Permanently Bans Pro-Trump LGBT ‘WalkAway Campaign’ Page Without Warning
Facebook is targeting pro-LGBT Trump supporters for censorship following the Capitol siege that took place earlier this week.
#WalkAway leader Brandon Straka made the announcement in a Tweet that his large “WalkAway Campaign” group had been shuttered:
Another WalkAway activist Karlyn Borysenko posted that Instagram was removing all content showing how Trump supporters were organized peacefully in the Capitol:
Instagram just deleted my pictures from the capital that show that people were peacefully there and threatened to delete my account. pic.twitter.com/ug58cjny7P
— Karlyn supports banning critical race theory in NH (@DrKarlynB) January 8, 2021
Out of desperation, Straka is pleading with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to actually do something to curtail Big Tech’s assault on the 1st Amendment:
Unfortunately for Straka, nobody is coming to save him. He has been targeted in Big Tech’s purge of Trump-related accounts that is underway with the recent Capitol siege used as an excuse to violate the rights of conservatives.
Big League Politics reported on how Silicon Valley monoliths colluded publicly to deplatform President Trump and stop his pro-peace message from being disseminated:
Big Tech is bringing the ban hammer down on Donald Trump, with Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat vowing to keep the president suspended indefinitely.
Mark Zuckerberg wrote Thursday morning that Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram will “[extend] the block we have placed on his […] accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” said Zuckerberg in a post on his personal Facebook page. “His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.”
Zuckerberg continued: “Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”
Snapchat has also suspended Trump’s account indefinitely, according to a representative who spoke with TechCrunch.
This approach is slightly different from that of Twitter, which locked Trump’s account for twelve hours after forcing him to remove three tweets that they claimed violated their “Civic Integrity Policy.” Twitter also threatened Trump with a permanent suspension if he violated that policy again.