Facebook yanks conservative page for post opposed to transgender agenda

Facebook yanks conservative site days after Google cuts off ad revenue.
Facebook yanks conservative site days after Google cuts off ad revenue.

On Tuesday, Joe Miller’s Restoring Liberty reported that its Facebook page was yanked over a post opposed to the transgender agenda.  According to the report, the site was “permanently banished from Google’s ad network” and the Facebook action took place just days later, on Saturday.

As a result, the article said, “we have not been able to post any comments or stories on social media and have lost virtually all Internet revenue since Google’s ban.”

According to the report:

Of course, Restoring Liberty has been sounding the alarm on the incompatibility of Islam and the Constitution for years. We also haven’t been shy about labeling homosexuality for what it is – perversion. We haven’t really cared much about the radical Facebook censors. We were recently warned over a story (read it HERE) that we put up about Kansas City Catholics disassociating with the Girl Scouts because of their stance on lesbians and transvestites. Facebook promptly deleted the post, apparently lacking toleration for unfavorable news about its favored constituencies: transvestites, homosexuals, and Islamists.

And that’s what got us banned last week. The offending story reported on the transvestite agenda in the United States. Here’s a screenshot of the offending post, as it was sent back to us by Facebook after its censors deleted it and blocked us from the page:

Facebook ban“So where exactly did we cross the line?” the site asked.  “After our repeated inquiries, Facebook refused to say, simply maintaining that we didn’t ‘follow the Facebook Community Standards.'”

Sadly, as Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel, and I explained in our book, Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad, the federal government has given Facebook and sites like it carte blanche to censor what they wish — even constitutionally-protected speech — with zero legal consequences.

A backup site has been set up and can be seen here, but it has nowhere near the 43,000 likes the original page had.

Miller, an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm and later faced off against Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, said this isn’t the first time Facebook has actively worked to silence conservative voices.  The article says that “for the past four or five months, Facebook has stopped trafficking our posts to over 90% of our followers.”  Sadly, this phenomenon has been seen across much of Zuckerberg’s virtual empire, even pages run by “mainstream media” outlets like the Chicago Tribune.

And the social media giant doesn’t have to have a reason to ban users.  Last November, for example, yours truly was handed a 30-day ban over an image of an eagle superimposed on the U.S. flag.  The ban was finally lifted 20 days later after multiple appeals, but the damage was done.

So what’s the answer?  Without going into a lengthy explanation, Congress needs to radically amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and they need to do it fast, while we still have a right to post online…


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Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad
Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad – Source: Author (used with permission)


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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