Facebook Removes ‘Convoy to D.C. 2022’ Group, Claiming It Violated ‘Policies Around QAnon’
My cat’s litter smells better than Facebook’s explanation!
American truckers organized their own protest against COVID vaccine mandates by forming the Facebook group “Convoy to D.C. 2022.”
It had over 130,000 members!
But Facebook quickly removed the group: “We have removed this group for repeatedly violating our policies around QAnon.”
Facebook declared QAnon a “violence-inducing conspiracy network.” Therefore the company will remove any groups, pages, or administrators associated with it.
There’s more truth in rumors about Elvis Presley still being alive than that statement!
Three people associated with the convoy appeared on Fox & Friends this morning: Group founder Jeremy Johnson set up the group, convoy co-founder Brian Brase, and trucker Mike Landis.
Johnson claimed Facebook likes “to silence people that speak the truth.” He contacted a civil rights attorney because Facebook also erased his personal page.
Brase unloaded on Facebook’s statement while Landis explained why the movement is happening:
“I have to laugh about that. Can they contact me or something? Can we talk? That’s not true,” he asked on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. “They actually had offered the administrators to remove content and then request to review again. They didn’t even give that option.
“They literally wiped Mike Landis and Jeremy completely out of Facebook,” he said. “They don’t even have a profile anymore, so how are you supposed to request a review or remove anything?”
Landis, a trucker involved in the freedom convoy, told host Carley Shimkus that this movement is “a long time coming.” He said Americans are tired of the “government overreach” and criticized politicians for, as he believes, not following the Constitution.
“The presence of that amount of people that show that they are unhappy with what’s going on is a good way to hopefully get their attention,” he said.
Brase mentioned non-truckers joined the movement. It included people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, etc.
Johnson with the mic drop: “The government needs to really take a look at what the American people want. And they don’t want mandates.”
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FB lost about $205 billion in capitalization after hours
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All Facebook has done is kicked an already seething giant and filled it with a terrible resolve and a desire to kick some serious posterior.
I suspect America’s truckers are going to double their efforts. Good thing Trump’s social media platform is set to launch on President’s Day. The Convoy to DC fits in nicely with the concept.
Nice of the Fascistbook to decide which politics is right for them to allow.
I heard they went to Gab with their group.
Maybe the truckers should gather at fb server farms around the country for a series of loooong meetings. Very looong meetings.
Sorry about blocking your employees access to the farms. Snicker.
I hate to say I told you so, but …
When this was announced two days ago, I posted on DailyWire:
The response was,
I own donkeys. After only one experience, they get to recognize a 2×4 and anticipate what’s coming. I thought elephants were supposed to be the ones with memories.
Heh. Yeah, well, it seems that people on the right are still clinging to the delusion that what is happening is not actually happening. Of course this FB page would be shut down; I called it immediately because it was a given . . . unless you are trying to convince yourself that your lyin’ eyes are lying and that Facebook is the bestest of all best places to organize anything that’s not a leftist-sanctioned gang robbery or some random and fun looting, assault, and arson.
I mean, d’oh, we’ve been assured FB is the “best tool” and it’s self-defeating to reject “what works” for “less important ideological reasons”
Have you ever with the denial? And it’s not just this random commenter. An alarming number of people (who are not you or me) are putting on the blinders, cupping their hands over their ears, and chanting “I can’t hear you!” over and over again. “This is not happening,” they shriek, while frantically clicking their heels together so they can go home.
Our side needs to wake the heck up because this isn’t a game of pin the tail on the donkey or Dorothy’s adventures in Oz. It’s for all the marbles (erm, to mix a metaphor or two).
I was willing to give the truckers a quarter of a pass, because they are after all Canadian, and maybe don’t follow Big Tech like we do. But this was like saying “hold my Molson” and taking a selfie with a coyote.
Um, the Convoy to DC is a counterpart to what’s going on in Canada and is being organized by American truckers.
Oh, and the insult to Canadian truckers was uncalled for.
I didn’t insult anybody. I don’t think there is a single major Big Tech offender in Canada, almost all of them are based here. US MSM barely follows their depredations as it is, I would assume the Canadian MSM pays even less attention to them. We here on LI know never to trust Facebook or GoFundMe. The average US citizen, probably not so much. The average Canadian citizen? I certainly wouldn’t assume more than the average US citizen.
Also, it’s the Canadians’ organizational and funding choices we’re discussing here. I haven’t even heard yet where the US truckers will be organizing and funding.
Well, no, Henry, this post is about the American version of the Canadian #FreedomTruckers being shut down on FB. Why would Canadian truckers want to drive to Washington DC (per this post’s title and content)?
One thing that would make me the happiest Fuzzy of all the Fuzzies would be our readers actually reading our content. I can’t tell you how many comments I see and just roll my eyes because they are either completely off-base, plain wrong, or “add” links that are actually included in the actual post. Sigh. But I know that is all part of the thing, so I don’t sweat it unless, as here, you are talking about the wrong thing or, as in the case of Milhouse, imagine that Ottowa is a one-road “village.”
Obviously, it’s totally fine to just read the headline and sub, but you may be missing some important details and context that can’t be conveyed in a mere title and / or sub. But sometimes you can puzzle it out if you insist on spouting off based solely on titles. For example, as I noted above, you might think, gee, why would Canadian truckers be driving to DC? Short answer: they wouldn’t because that would be stupid, they drove to their own country’s capital city, not ours. So who might drive to our own American capital to protest, oh, right, American truckers! Sure, it takes some thinking to get there, but the whole thing could be avoided by just reading the actual post before commenting. You don’t have to do this, but it may be less embarrassing to comment on something you actually read as opposed to didn’t read and therefore get it all wrong.
Reading if fundamental. And it can help you avoid making basic mistakes about the issue/event/etc. discussed in the post. /just an idea.
Really; who DIDNT see this one coming.
What IS different .. FB deleting the admins personal page.
Let’s just suppose that a good size portion of the 130,000 members decide “we don’t need one central page – we have tens of thousands who keep pressing the message” – willing to bet that FB will start shutting down those pages as well.
Once FB decides a particular message is verboten, any variation gets the same treatment.
voter fraud. Covid borne in a lab. Invermictin. Now we can add Convoy to the group of topics FB will “protect” us from.
And that list is bound to triple in size before we finish the year.
All this tone, I thought QAnon was a good thing! It fends off malaria and stuff…!
You slay me, Grizz. Figuratively speaking, of course.
I enjoy being nutty.
And goes great with gin! 😛
It’s a dessert topping AND a floor wax!
I still prefer my Bass-O-Matic smoothies.
Mmm, that’s good bass!
Is it also a deodorant?
(I suspect where this came from).
All truckers must stop making deliveries to any FB office until this is reversed.
The people who peddle the biggest, stupidest conspiracy theories are the ones incessantly banning others for
truths that don’t come to light for years because the banners don’t allow anyone to talk about them, and then one day *poof* they’ve magically become truths we are allowed talk about nowconspiracy theories.
QAnon seems to be a thing with everyone with the exception of pretty much everyone.
I don’t know what QAnon is, and am not taking the time to look it up. Addressing what I quoted from your comment: this QAnon thing seems to be another one of those memes pulled out of thin air and made into something.
Another example is the “okay” thumb and forefinger circle being “racist”. Like War of the Worlds, it is fiction that got way out of hand.
Dump Farcebook, you know you want to!!
Haven’t logged in and posted for a year now. Occasionally follow a link and read only but I’m going to stop doing that. No traffic hurts them in the long run. Do it!!!
I was never a big FB user, though I did have an account (on which I mostly just played Farmville). I quit using it sometime during the Obama admin and haven’t missed it one bit. Amazon I quit in ’18 and Twitter some time early in last year (after they banned President Trump). Don’t miss those, either.
Faceberg is down a whopping 25% this morning thanks to that comment! A $200 billion haircut! Or maybe censorship is beginning to cut into their sales and revenues? Nah, it couldn’t be that. It’s all about eyeballs and throwing people and their networks out has nothing to do with eyeballs.
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If the truckers were trying to prove that Facebook was a crooked leftist group (like we know), they could not have done it better. Good work.
Supreme court was just about to kick the federal governments right to have a say at all on mandates into the gutter which caused the U.S. government to back off the idea.
It would be a better idea to protest in a state capital of a swing state we could potentially swing.
We all know FB is bad but why exactly are we going into the lions den of federal agent provocateurs in a city that is 95% Democrat you know we aren’t wanted in?
If PA or MI, or WI or even a highly unlikely but possibly swayable place like NM such a bad idea of a place to protest? What is with this “we have to go where violence is by far the most likely to break out, with FBI infiltration a certainty in that city where we know police will encourage violence against us and arrest us if we defend ourselves”.
Prudence is a virtue, that these ” GO (D.C. Portland…fill in highly stupid idea) protests don’t have.
Usually you aim for the nuts of the party oppressing you, not a random bystander.
True. And usually this wouldn’t get you locked up in horrific and unsanitary conditions, beaten to the point you have permanent disabilities, and held as political prisoner for over a year without a trial.
Times they are a’changing, henry. We entered the banana republic stage some time ago.
We learned. If we are serious enough to organize next time, we need to be serious enough to ignore the unconstitutional firearms restrictions.
If all the federal government has to do to gut the Second Amendment is to declare Washington DC a “Gun-Free Zone,” our Founding Fathers shouldn’t even have bothered.
As long as no one’s feelings are hurt. The Founding Fathers were very clear about that.
I have attacked ideas before and I am not attacking you Henry I am attacking your idea when I say if your idea here couldn’t possibly be dumber
You think bringing guns to the Jan 6th protest wouldn’t have resulted in much harsher and more widespread arrests?
You think it would have made the riot cause less backlash?
You think the feds wouldn’t have infiltrated the protest to cause violence?
You think after a highly angering speech the idiots who entered the capitol would have been less angry if they had their guns with them?
Your earlier idea that protests are for aiming at people is wrong to, protests are about changing minds resulting in swaying elections or causing change from people in power (by changing minds) which you just aren’t doing in D.C. Here is what you get in D.C
1. Mass FBI infiltration
2. Violence against your people encouraged by police
3. Police arrest people for defending yourself
4. FBI make mass arrests of everyone who foolishly listened to their provocateurs
5. Major backlash resulting from the violence being blamed on your side
There is no upside (and no inconveniencing people who happen to work in D.C. is not an upside) and major downside, especially for people who have the misfortune of ending up political prisoners.
Prudence is a good virtue. What about fighting for the governors mansion in a place like Wisconsin is so bad that instead an overtly bad idea like mass protest in D.C. seems better?
Once you have resolved to strike at the king, plan not to miss.
What do you have against the Wisconsin governor’s mansion? Do you live there?
I’ve never been oppressed by the Wisconsin governor. I’ve never even been in Wisconsin.
Even if QAnon was what they say, exactly how is Convoy to DC 2022 related to it?
Again, how is this NOT incontrovertible evidence that Facebook is acting as any other traditional editor/publisher would act? And, if Facebook is free to discriminate on nothing but political viewpoints, what’s stopping Verizon, your local electric and/or gas company and any other retailer from doing the same? From I’ve seen, absolutely nothing.
This is why I don’t want to hear ANYTHING from the GOP Congressional leaders until they explain in great detail the legislative steps they’re going to take to stop this behavior and their willingness to bring the entire government to a screeching halt until Joe Biden signs it.
I’d put money on DC going into inauguration mode, as in shutting down so many major roads down it makes it damn difficult to get into the city. Would not be surprised if roads in the surrounding suburbs get shut down or put on restricted access.
That’s an interesting reaction, but once they realize they just helped us achieve our goals with many fewer trucks, what then?
Ok, FB – show us on the doll where the big scary “qanon” hurt you.
Back in the 80’s when I hoped to publish a few of my original Christian songs, I did my homework and submitted them only to Christian agencies. There was no point sending them to secular music businesses..
Chuckling to myself here – imagine the author of a new zombie apocalypse novel submitting the manuscript to Harlequin!
Why do conservatives continue posting to Facebook when they have so very clearly and consistently demonstrated they don’t want conservative content?