‘Liberal supremacy threat’? Candace Owens’ Facebook ban & unban triggers online fury
“My @facebook page has been suspended for 7 days for posting that white supremacy is not a threat to black America,” Owens tweeted Friday morning. The controversial Facebook post added that “liberal” policies were doing more harm to black communities.
Dear @realDonaldTrump,— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 17, 2019
My @facebook page has been suspended for 7 days for posting that white supremacy is not a threat to black America, as much as father absence and & liberal policies that incentivize it, are.
I am censored for posting the poverty rates in fatherless homes. pic.twitter.com/Yh9DSW6DPk
By Friday afternoon, Facebook had overturned the decision, telling Owens she was penalized “by mistake,” but that didn’t stop an outpouring of rage from her fellow conservatives, who slammed the ban as an act of political censorship.
By Friday afternoon Facebook had overturned the decision, telling Owens she was penalized “by mistake,” but that didn’t stop an outpouring of rage from her fellow conservatives, who slammed the ban as an act of political censorship.
Totalitarianism is on the rise. Will Twitter suspend me for saying that?— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) May 17, 2019
Absolutely crazy. The censorship is out of control.— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 17, 2019
Facebook is on a rampage to silence conservative voices. They believe that no one can stop their ideological censorship.— Thomas D. Williams (@tdwilliamsrome) May 17, 2019
.@RealCandaceO is clearly a threat to the left-wing big tech companies.— PragerU (@prageru) May 17, 2019
Candace thinks for herself & is having an impact spreading the truth to Black Americans - which is why they want to silence her.
You can always watch her at https://t.co/Nspzjh8LXnhttps://t.co/yQGiK4pbwV
The reactions weren’t all negative, however. Many commenters celebrated the move, with some even calling for Owens’ ban on other platforms.
Thank God!!! That girl is delusional!!!— Jessica Mosley (@MizCEO0717) May 17, 2019
TOS and rules apply to fascists, too.— The Music Guy (@patobryan) May 17, 2019
Oh look, another day, another article whining about being victimized. You people cry victim all the time. Its every single day that you feel victimized. No wonder the GOP cant govern, all they do is feel victimized and WHINE!!— Trump Is a Southern Border Failure 🌊 (@TrevorRicci1) May 17, 2019
It's crazy to be a African American Woman suspended from Facebook for being a White Nationalist.— Apryl Smith (@Aprylsmithts) May 17, 2019
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