Facebook on Monday blocked former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) from managing his own Facebook page. The libertarian figurehead shared a screenshot of a message Facebook sent to him.
Paul tweeted, “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.”
Facebook’s boilerplate censorship message to Paul declares, “Due to repeatedly going against our Community Standard, you’re temporarily blocked from creating new Pages and managing your existing pages. Review our Community Standards to see what’s a violation on Facebook”:
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
Facebook’s message to Paul did not include any specific information identifying what content was