Ron Paul Says He’s Been Locked Out of Facebook
Shortly after reposting an article that criticized Twitter’s decision to ban President Donald Trump, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul says he was locked out of his own Facebook page.
The page is still active and appears to be functioning normally for other users, but Paul claimed in a Twitter post that he’d been blocked from managing the page. Paul says that Facebook said he had “repeatedly” violated “community standards,” though he disputes that claim and says the social media site never identified an offending post.
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
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Paul had posted only one item to his Facebook page on Monday: a link to the congressman’s weekly syndicated column, in which he criticized Twitter’s decision to ban Trump. That move “was shocking and chilling, particularly to those of us who value free expression and the free exchange of ideas,” wrote Paul. “The justifications given for the silencing of wide swaths of public opinion made no sense and the process was anything but transparent.”
Those are valid criticisms, keeping in mind of course that Trump had just used his Twitter page to promote a rally that turned into a riot. Twitter’s decision to ban Trump is well wit
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