Just days before the pivotal twin US Senate run-off elections in Georgia, Facebook has once again inserted itself into the process by shutting down a campaign fundraising page for US Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and David Perdue (R-GA).
According to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) – which runs the Georgia Battleground Fund, a committee chartered to raise funds for Republicans Loeffler and Perdue, Facebook disabled their page citing “policy violations.”
This action came just days before the critical January 5, 2021, twin run-off elections between Loeffler and Perdue, and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D), and Jon Ossoff (D), respectively.
At stake in the run-off election is not only control of the US Senate, but the question of whether the country will be subjected to totalitarian one-party rule.
The GOP holds a 50-48 majority in the Senate in the next Congress. If Democrats can manage a win in both run-off races – and Vice President Mike Pence fails to execute his constitutional duty to reject disputed Electoral College elector slates from the several battleground states in question – Democrats and Marxist-Progressives would control the Senate by virtue of the tiebreaking vote the vice president, acting as the president of the Senate, would be able to cast.
A screenshot advanced by the NRSC, revealed that Facebook disabled the Georgia Battleground Fund page “for policy violation.” The social media bully said the page violated their policy against unacceptable business practices.
“We don’t allow ads that promote products, services, schemes, or offers using deceptive or misleading practices, including those meant to mislead or scam people out of money or personal information,” the alert said.
Big Tech is at it again.
This is unacceptable with only 4 days to Election Day.
— Senate Republicans (@NRSC) January 1, 2021
After complaints by the NRSC and the exposure of Facebook’s move to uncensored social media outlets and independent news media publications, a Facebook spokesperson told reporters what happened was a mistake.
“An automated error caused this ad account to be disabled,” the spokesperson said. “The account has since been restored.”
A cursory examination of pages censored, down-throttled, and/or disabled because of “mistakes” made by Facebook throughout the 2016 and 2020 election cycles reveals that a disproportionate number of conservative and Republican pages have been targeted by the social media behemoth.