On Wednesday, a page administrator of the popular Allen West Republic Facebook page — a page with over 400,000 supporters — reached out to say she was banned by Facebook for 30 days over a graphic that simply observed that 3,000 innocent people were killed on 9/11 without guns.
Here’s what was passed on to us:
Here’s what Facebook further said:
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But, this person told us that this is the very first ban Facebook has ever imposed.
“I have not EVER had but one ban on my FB page and should not have been given 30 days for the first time out as well as I have had that page since 2011 or earlier,” the administrator said.
Moreover, she added, the post remains live on about 22 other pages.
So much for that meeting with conservative leaders. Apparently Glenn Beck didn’t look deep enough into Mark Zuckerberg’s eyes…
Meanwhile, the beatings and abuse continue. It’s gotten so bad that posting an innocuous picture of Osama bin Laden can get you banned.
Incidents like this, by the way, are the reason Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel, and I wrote “BANNED: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad.” The book, endorsed by Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, is set to be published this fall, perhaps as early as August.
Update: At about 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time, I heard from the administrator in question, who tells me that LtCol. West contacted her after someone sent him this article. She is now back on Facebook and received an apology from the social media giant, which claimed the action was an “accident.”
Seems like there’s been a lot of that happening lately…
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- Facebook falsely flags articles mentioning Islam as ‘unsafe’
- ‘Muslim Mafia’ author: Muslims working with Facebook to silence critics of Islam