Ron Paul Posts Criticism Of Censorship On Social Media Shortly Before Facebook Blocks Him
The chilling crackdown on free speech has accelerated in the aftermath of the Capitol riot with former Texas congressman Ron Paul, 85, who has been blocked from using his Facebook page for unspecified violations of “community standards.” Paul’s last posting was linked to an article on the “shocking” increase of censorship on social media. Facebook then proceeded to block him under the same undefined “community standards” policy. Paul, a libertarian leader, and former presidential candidate has been an outspoken critic of foreign wars and an advocate for civil liberties for decades. He wrote: The only thing we posted to Facebook today was my weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, which I have published every week since 1976. — Ron Paul (@RonPaul) January 11, 2021 “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.” His son is Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tweeted, “Facebook now considers advocating for liberty to be sedition. Where will it end?
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