(ConservativeHub.com) – Facebook continues its longstanding policy of throttling the voices of conservatives. The controversy surrounding the recent presidential election and the resulting political and social unrest provided an excuse (however lame) for Facebook’s January 7 announcement that it was suspending President Donald Trump’s account until after the upcoming presidential inauguration.
Emboldened, Facebook officials began targeting others, like former US Sen. Ron Paul (R-TX), father of current Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). On January 11, the tech giant advised him he was blocked from managing his page.
With no explanation other than "repeatedly going against our community standards," @Facebook has blocked me from managing my page. Never have we received notice of violating community standards in the past and nowhere is the offending post identified. pic.twitter.com/EdMyW9gufa
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) January 11, 2021
From the notice above and from Paul’s accompanying tweet, you can see that Facebook provided no information regarding any Community Standards violation(s). As he wrote, he never received any prior indication of any outstanding issues or breaches.
Unfortunately, this problem isn’t unique to Facebook. Twitter permanently suspended the president’s account on January 8, and other tech companies like Google and Apple are targeting individuals, organizations and social media platforms like Parler.
It’s time Congress got serious about repealing the legal protections granted to tech companies by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. President Trump has already issued an executive order limiting online censorship. However, it will take legislation from Congress to fully remedy the situation.
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