View Full Version : Facebook Bans Another Popular Conservative Page, Plus Its Admins, Until After Midterms

10-23-2018, 06:13 PM
Facebook banned the popular conservative page ‘Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children’ and then proceeded to ban the page’s creators until after the 2018 midterm elections, taking actions the page’s staff calls election meddling.
Following up on its latest purge (https://bigleaguepolitics.com/facebook-bans-500-political-pages-for-spam-victims-say-allegations-untrue-and-unfair/) of over 800 Facebook accounts and pages in early October, Facebook banned ‘Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children,’ another prominent conservative page that had over 2 million ‘likes’ and claims to have reached over 33 million residents of the United States weekly prior to the ban.

In a video video posted to their new Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UncleSamsNation/videos/350121835738303/?__xts__[0]=68.ARBl9QFufx0W4fT7myZAGWDwMntf9gI_KvXOBTKEGNcATp Zqd31K0moMRPXctYMveOuCAogSBhcG4WDNJGvE6rlulP4DXN8M zc4hqipYVfYTEmGb290bqRWWuZjDSJhVYgOpCLOT6A8PvDoQFJ RugvUTdW2dEse1YQXA_w4wR8LX_ocCM__6PPzACCzD9c_7fkkT _l2DdzObtYib2UIfJIi6Oz77dJbsAZ0zXoM&__tn__=-R), the creator and admin Rick Ferran calls the ban politically motivated.
“It’s so important that [Republicans] take over both House and Senate,” Ferran explained, “They don’t want that, so they will censor us, they will find loopholes.”

Soon after their Facebook page was banned and the new page began gaining traction, several of the page’s staff, including Ferran, were given 30 day bans from Facebook.

In an article on the Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children website titled “Facebook Fascism – Meddling in the Elections” (https://news.unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com/facebook-fascism-meddling-elections/?fbclid=IwAR17nwfsQJtzbRe3CSEhewutbQCx-BXExyo9X1paZnNH5tNFTHJo0f0LwdM), contributor Faye Higbee details how she and Ferran were banned for posting the page’s logo as its profile picture.

“Both Rick Ferran, the page owner, and myself were banned for posting our own logo, which they said “violated” their arbitrary community standards. Only I have NEVER posted our logo. Ever. Not even once. And I’ve been with Uncle Sam’s since 2013.”
Higbee explains that the appeal process for Facebook to reconsider the decision is apparently broken, giving both her and Ferran a notification that Facebook cannot process the request. As a result, the 30-day bans seem to be set in stone.

More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/facebook-bans-another-popular-conservative-page-plus-its-admins-until-after-midterms/