A GOP congressional candidate is accusing Fb of “censorship” after the social media large took down a marketing campaign video that reveals her holding an assault rifle and warning Antifa to “keep the hell out of northwest Georgia.”
Marjorie Greene, a businesswoman operating in Georgia’s 14th District, posted the advert on Fb Tuesday. By Thursday, Fb informed her marketing campaign the video was coming down as a result of it violated firm insurance policies against promoting the use of firearms.
The video remains to be operating on Twitter, and Greene has purchased air time to run the advert on broadcast and cable TV prematurely of the Tuesday major.
Greene mentioned the choice by Fb reeks of a double-standard.
“Fb lets Antifa arrange terrorist assaults on America and permits movies of harmless People being brutally attacked, however pulls my put up down,” she informed Fox Information. “America is a rustic of regulation and order — not anarchy. Telling Antifa thugs to remain out of northwest Georgia will not be a violation of Fb.”
Greene’s Fb advert reached greater than 2 million individuals earlier than being deleted.
“Huge Tech censorship of conservatives should finish,” Greene mentioned.
Fb stands by its choice.
“We eliminated this advert, which advocates the usage of lethal weapons in opposition to a clearly outlined group of individuals, for violating our insurance policies in opposition to inciting violence,” Fb mentioned in an announcement to Fox Information.
Fb informed Greene’s marketing campaign that she will be able to’t have adverts “selling the brandishing of firearms,” in keeping with an e-mail reviewed by Fox Information.
In the course of the advert, Greene takes on Antifa, the anti-fascist protest motion that the Trump administration contends is a domestic terrorist group chargeable for the violent uprisings in opposition to police in current days.
Tens of hundreds of peaceable protesters have demonstrated in opposition to police brutality within the wake of George Floyd’s demise after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the unarmed man’s neck for greater than eight minutes. However an organized fringe component has sought to hijack the protests, destroy property and unleash violence, authorities officers say.
In her advert, Greene is armed with an AR-15 on the entrance porch of an area Georgia enterprise when she issued her warning to Antifa activists.
“You received’t burn our church buildings, loot our companies or destroy our houses,” she declares.
This is not the primary time Greene has campaigned with firearms. In her first advert, she literally blows up “socialism.” Fb did not pull that advert.
Greene faces a crowded major race in opposition to John Cowan, a neurosurgeon; Clayton Fuller, a former prosecutor; John Barge, former state faculties superintendent; and Ben Bullock, an Air Drive veteran. Additionally operating within the GOP major are Kevin Cooke, a state consultant; Invoice Hembree, a former member of the Georgia legislature; Andy Gunther and Matt Laughridge.
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