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Facebook Purges Pro-Gun Accounts

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 44Brent, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. 44Brent

    44Brent Well-Known Member

    Massive act of censorship sees alternative media pages disappeared

    Paul Joseph Watson
    December 27, 2012
    Facebook is purging accounts that carry pro-second amendment and pro-liberty information in a censorship purge that has accelerated over the past few hours, with innumerable pages being disappeared merely for posting legitimate political content.

    NaturalNews.com’s Mike Adams contacted us to alert us to the fact that “Facebook banned our account for posting this,” with an attached image of a Gandhi quote about how the British disarmed the citizenry during their rule in India.


    The following is a list of Facebook accounts operated by individuals in the alternative media that have been shut down by Facebook staff over the past 24 hours. Infowars writer Aaron Dykes and political dissident Brandon J. Raub have also had their accounts deleted. Raub was snatched by police and forcibly imprisoned in a psychiatric ward earlier this year for posting political content on Facebook. Infowars editor Kurt Nimmo also had his account suspended this morning.

    Kurt Nimmo (account suspended)
    Aaron Dykes (account inactive)
    Amber Lyon (account suspended)
    Brandon J. Raub (account inactive)
    Michael F Rivero (account inactive)
    Anthony J Hilder (account inactive)
    William Lewis (account inactive)
    Richard Gage (account inactive)
    William Rodriguez (account inactive)
    Infowar Artist (account inactive)
    We are Change (account inactive)
    Wacboston At Twitter (account inactive)
    Michael Murphy Tmp (account inactive)
    Robert M Bowman (account inactive)
    Peter Dale Scott (account inactive)
    Jason Infowars (account inactive)
    Mike Skuthan (account inactive)
    Packy Savvenas (account inactive)
    Sean Wright (account inactive)
    Katherine Albrect (account inactive)

    It is important to stress that most of these accounts have not simply been temporarily suspended, they have been shut down completely. Some are now being reinstated after complaints. Accounts that have been suspended can still be seen but posting rights have been revoked.

    A 24 hour suspension was also placed on the Alex Jones Facebook account due to an image that another user had posted in which Alex Jones was tagged.

    One of the messages being received by users having their accounts suspended is displayed below. In most cases, users are not even being informed of why their page was suspended or deleted, with Facebook merely referring them to the company’s guidelines.

    Last week, we reported on how Facebook was suspending user accounts that questioned the official narrative behind the Sandy Hook school massacre.

    As we have previously highlighted, Facebook occasionally deletes images and posts that it claims violate “Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities,” yet constitute little more than political conjecture or a healthy skepticism of official narratives on current events.

    In September 2011, Infowars reporter Darrin McBreen was told by Facebook staff not to voice his political opinion on the social networking website.

    Responding to comments McBreen had made about off-grid preppers being treated as criminals, the “Facebook Team” wrote, “Be careful making about making political statements on facebook,” adding, “Facebook is about building relationships not a platform for your political viewpoint. Don’t antagonize your base. Be careful and congnizat (sic) of what you are preaching.”
  2. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    See how easy it is. No need for censorship laws, no need for executive orders, no need for discussion of constitutional rights, no way to get a court to intervene.

    Simply a private choice of a private media company to close down discussion that does not conform to their political agenda. Of course, it might well be that their action was "suggested" by "someone", but that doesn't make any difference. No government decisions, no debate, no arguments or recourse.

    Same effect, though. Dissent is suppressed. I am sure those nice folks at Facebook have been promised jobs at the concentration camps.

  3. Buck Kramer

    Buck Kramer Well-Known Member

    Deleted mine a week ago, beat them to the punch.
  4. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Well-Known Member

    Facebook can do whatever it wants. It's a private entity and a free product.

    Someone can go start up a Gunbook if they wanted to. Or just send in mass complaints. That's how small groups get big companies to cave.
  5. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Step inside private property, certain rights can be legally suspended. When I worked at a major auto manufacturing distributor, they made it very clear my first and second amendment rights were null and void while on the property.
  6. Shinbone

    Shinbone Well-Known Member

    One more reason why I will have nothing to do with Facebook.
  7. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Well-Known Member

    There is no "right to free speech" on a privately-owned bit of media.
  8. Do I approve of their actions, no, but like I've seen on every gun forum when there is a disagreement the standard refrain that pops up is "their site their rules".
  9. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Well-Known Member

    Been using mine to support gun rights and to solicit folks to join the NRA. Wonder how long it will take them to shut mine down?
  10. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    The "Cold Dead Hands" page is still up. That's my favorite one anyway.
    And the NRA page is up and running with nearly 90k likes. I think if they had a serious anti-gun agenda, that would be the first one they shut down.
  11. somerandomguy

    somerandomguy member

    Technically it can't. It can still sell your info even if your Facebook account is banned. Isn't that messed up?
  12. Liberty1776

    Liberty1776 Well-Known Member

    Psss on Facebook. I voluntarily stopped using it back in October. Never going back.
  13. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Yes they can, but I have an equal right to have nothing to do with them.

    And I don't hesitate to exercise that right. Hopefully others that belive in gun rights will do exactly the same.
  14. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Well-Known Member

    Terms of Service Agreement. If they were breaking a law, the user-base is large enough that a class action would slap shareholders into paying out big time.
  15. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    While I agree the company has a right to do this, it blows me away.

    The line must be drawn here. Either we stand for our rights or roll over.

    See signature.
  16. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    Never had Facebook. Never wanted Facebook.
  17. snakeman

    snakeman Well-Known Member

    Mine is still active
  18. Safety First

    Safety First Well-Known Member

    I can't help but wonder what other topics of conversation Face book has felt the moral imperative to shut down an account?
  19. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Never liked Facebook and I refuse to open an account there.
  20. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Well-Known Member

    Any account that discussed breast-feeding in public as a right was the last one I recall.

    Plenty of my friends use facebook to discuss guns and hunting. We even have facebook group pages with hundreds of members where you can buy/sell/trade firearms.

    Like most things, facebook is what you make of it.
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