Former Texas congressman Ron Paul says he’s been blocked from using his Facebook page for unspecified violations of “community standards” as Big Tech purges users following last week’s Capitol riot.
Paul, a libertarian leader and critic of President Trump, tweeted a screenshot of his temporarily restricted Facebook page.
“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,” Paul tweeted.
His most recent post linked to an article he wrote denouncing “shocking and chilling” censorship on social media.
Paul, 85, unsuccessfully ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012 as an anti-war, pro-civil liberties candidate. His son is Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who opposed Trump’s request to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win and called Trump’s pre-riot speech “irresponsible.“
In response to his father being censored, Sen. Paul tweeted,