Facebook has banned Patriot Prayer and its founder Joey Gibson, six days after one of their members was executed by a proud member of Antifa. The platform has been increasingly bold with their hyper-partisan political censorship as of late.
Patriot Prayer is a pro-Trump group that often counterprotests against far-left extremism. In a statement, Facebook said that “they were removed as part of our ongoing efforts to remove Violent Social Militias from our platform.”
Speaking to the Gateway Pundit, Gibson said that the ban is the result of a media company reaching out to Facebook and claiming that they are violating the platform’s “dangerous groups” policy. “So, Antifa kills one of my guys wearing a Patriot Prayer hat, in downtown Portland, and Facebook’s response is not to ban Antifa… but ban Patriot Prayer?,” Gibson noted.
When asked if he planned to fight the ban in court, Gibson explained that he is considering it, but that he feels like it’s almost better if more people get banned from Facebook and migrate to a more pro-free speech platform.
“Personally, I feel like we are giving Facebook too much power by using it. It’s almost like the more people they ban the better, so we can get off of that. The censorship is out of control right now. For example, Facebook is banning CDC reports now.”