Facebook shuts down pro-veteran, pro-law enforcement ‘Tactical Sh*t’ page

FAcebook yanks pro-veteran, pro-law-enforcement pageOn Sunday, we received news that Facebook, the largest social media site on the planet increasingly known as the world’s most dangerous censor, shut down “Tactical Sh*t,” an extremely popular page that supported veterans, local law enforcement officers and first responders.  Making the problem worse, owner T.J. Kirgin told Breitbart.com, the loss of the page could impact the veterans who work for the company.

“We’ve had particular posts removed in the past–posts that were critical of Sharia law or posts containing photos of women holding guns that Facebook flagged for sexual content. But in all these instances the post was removed yet the page remained,” Kirgan told Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins.  According to Hawkins, Kirgan believes “the fact that the page was suddenly pulled indicates ‘these removals were algorithmic and the posts were removed in an automated way.’”

Hawkins added:

Tactical Sh*t  also has an online gear business based in St. Louis, but Kirgin stressed that Facebook is not used to sell guns. He said the only things sold on Facebook are components, which do not violate policy.

Kirgin stressed that his company employs “14 employees, mostly veterans, and the loss of the page could mean the loss of income they can’t afford to go without.” He has launched a backup page at Tactical SHT.

My contact at Three Percenter Nation says the page was “very heavily vested in the LEO community having supported LEO and First Responders with dirt cheap armor during the Ferguson Riots and most recently during the time some of the radical BLM members have called an open season on them.”

At the time it was yanked, the page had some 470,000 likes, which is quite a milestone.

“We have cut back on the girls, chilled on the anti Islam and don’t sell guns, so this attack is part of a larger agenda,” we were told in a statement emailed to us.  “Maybe they don’t like the fact that we support the Police or the Constitution.”

Incidents like this are the reason Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel, and I wrote “Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad.”  That book is set to be available in September.

Banned: How Facebook enables Militant Islamic Jihad

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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