Facebook Shuts Down Conservative's Viral Anti-Antifa Warning
Congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene’s video taken down after 2 million views
Facebook has shut down a conservative's video that blasted the far-left terrorist group Antifa after the post went viral.
Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) warning to Antifa was pulled down after it received two million views.
The post was blacklisted by the social media giant who claimed that the video is an “incitement” to violence.
Greene's video got mass attention when it was reported on by leading conservative news outlet Breitbart.
In the video, Greene warned Antifa to stay away from NW Georgia and not to mess with her community.
In the text accompanying the video, Greene wrote, "Here’s my message to Antifa terrorists: Stay the HELL out of NW Georgia."
"You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses, or destroy our homes,” Greene said as she held an AR-15.
The video was pulled down after reaching more than two million views, but is still available to view on Twitter:
ANTIFA has declared war on our country.@realDonaldTrump responded by declaring them a domestic terrorist organization.— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) June 2, 2020
Here’s my message to ANTIFA terrorists:
Stay the HELL out of NW Georgia.
You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses, or destroy our homes. pic.twitter.com/kBMh87G1ap
In an email dated June 4, 2020, and obtained by Breitbart News, Facebook informed Greene that the content violated the company’s “incitement policy.”
The company also noted that the video violated Facebook’s “advertising policies on Weapons, Ammunition, & Explosives.”
It explains: “Ads must not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.
"This includes ads for weapon modification accessories.”
Greene talked to Breitbart News after Facebook blacklisted her video, saying: “My video where I am holding a gun I legally own telling Antifa to stay the HELL out of Northwest Georgia is NOT a violation.
"It is me defending my family, our community, our businesses, churches, and our homes from a funded, radical terrorist organization that has waged war on everyday Americans for over a week!
"Facebook censored my freedom of speech and my second amendment rights by removing my video, and my ability to defend myself because they are part of the radical left which wants to control America.”
The move comes just a week after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News that the company should step away from regulating online speech.
Zuckerberg blasted Twitter for "fact-checking" President Donald Trump and declared that Facebook will not be the "arbiters of truth."
Of course, the comments from Zuckerberg were all smoke and mirrors.
While Twitter was criticized for performing an internal "fact check" on Trump, placing them in an editorial position, Facebook can claim it doesn't regulate online speech because it offloads the task to "third-party fact-checkers."
They have direct access to Facebook's system and have the power to pick off news outlets as they see fit, blocking them from Facebook at will, and all while going completely unchecked and operating with recourse.