Facebook Blacklists Michigan Lockdown Protest Group

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 …
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Facebook has blacklisted the page “Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine,” a group with over 380,000 members that served as a central organizing hub for protests against Michigan’s Chinese virus lockdown.

Garrett Soldano, one of the leaders of the Michigan protests, said on his Twitter account that the group has created a new Facebook page, called “Stand Up Michigan.”

“They just shut us down. We have a new page. Here’s the new one https://www.facebook.com/standupmi/” said Soldano in a post on Twitter. “Invite invite invite. We will not be shut down!”

Soldano will be appearing on local radio this morning to discuss Facebook’s censorship.

“At 10:30 am today I will be going on Wood Radio to talk about how Facebook is trying to censor our movement by shutting down our group of over 385,000 Michiganders,” said Soldano. “Tune in via 1300AM or 106.9 FM if you live in West Michigan.”

As Breitbart News reported last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg considers anti-lockdown protests to be “misinformation,” and declared his intention to remove them from the platform:

The Facebook CEO confirmed that the posts would be banned to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on a segment of Good Morning America.

Stephanopoulos asked Zuckerberg how the company deals “with the fact that Facebook is now being used to organize a lot of these protests to defy social distancing guidelines in states. If somebody trying to organize something like that, does that qualify as harmful misinformation?”

“We do classify that as harmful misinformation and we take that down,” confirmed Zuckerberg, while at the same time saying that it’s important “that people can debate policies.”

Soldano’s new page, Stand Up Michigan, has so far accumulated over 27,000 followers.

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