Facebook brought down the banhammer on the outreach coordinator for Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary’s America on Saturday, two days before the Democratic National Convention begins and Hillary is finally coronated.
Journalist and producer Jeremy Oliver works as an outreach coordinator for the documentary Hillary’s America and posted links encouraging other group members to watch and review the film the night it premiered. Shortly after that, Facebook imposed a “temporary restriction” on his posting permissions.
While none of his posts have been removed from any groups, no one can share them. Oliver can’t join new groups, post in groups he belongs to, or comment on his posts until August 5 — even to groups that he’s an administrator of and belonged to for years.
When a group member asked Oliver, “How can I share this???” below his post and he tried to like or reply, a message from Facebook popped up and read: “Failed to like post. The action attempted has been deemed abusive or is otherwise disallowed. To keep from getting blocked again, please make sure you’re read and understand Facebook’s Community Standards.”
Oliver had also streamed a video of the crowd’s reactions to Hillary’s America, but it appears Facebook removed that, too.
“What just happened? Did you remove the link to the video or did Facebook?” one user asked Oliver.
“This video is no longer available,” text imposed over the video reads.
Why Oliver was “disallowed” from replying to another group member was never explained.
“Please reinstate all functions of my account immediately, or show me proof of wrongdoing,” Oliver wrote to Facebook. Facebook, of course, hasn’t replied, giving Oliver no other choice than to believe he was silenced for political reasons.
Facebook’s ban stops Oliver from doing his job and promoting D’Souza’s film. He has never faced restrictions on any material he has posted before.
GotNews and GotNews founder editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson have both come under lengthy suspensions, and Facebook deleted the GotNews Facebook fan page without explanation, costing the organization thousands of views.
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