Actor Kevin Sorbo stated that his Facebook account was deleted and said the social media giant hasn’t told him why.
“I’ve been told absolutely nothing, I mean they’ve been shadow banning me for the last year telling me that they’re purposely only letting a select few people see the posts that I make,” the conservative actor told Fox News. “And the posts that I make, I do a lot of humor and obviously Facebook doesn’t like humor because they don’t have anything to laugh about.”
Sorbo hinted at why his Facebook account, which had millions of fans, was suspended.
“And then I post things from doctors saying ‘Hey check out the other side of the issue of COVID[-19]’ or ‘check out the other side of the issue of voter fraud’ and ‘what do you guys think?’ That’s pretty much what I post and that’s enough to make them get angry and take my account down, I don’t know. I’d love to get an answer, trust me,” he added.
“That’s total cancellation. I mean look, I don’t post things that want to cause riots or cause fighting and anger and hate,” Sorbo added. “I post things like, ‘let’s have a discussion about this guys.’ Because we’re getting so many different things whether it’s wearing masks or not wearing masks, whether there’s voter fraud or not voter fraud. I say, why can’t we discuss those issues? But for whatever reason … their tolerance level is a one-way street with them. It’s difficult to fight that battle when they have all the power and they know they have all the power.”
It comes as Facebook, Twitter, and other Big Tech firms have moved to suspend accounts and content that they have argued go against their terms of service.
On Feb. 8, Facebook announced it would take down content that includes claims about vaccines that its fact-checkers and health organizations deem false.
“Today, we are expanding our efforts to remove false claims on Facebook and Instagram about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, and vaccines in general during the pandemic,” a post from the Menlo Park, California-based firm says. “Since December, we’ve removed false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts.”
And Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, banned Robert Kennedy Jr. alleging that he circulated “debunked claims” about vaccines and COVID-19, which is caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
The wave of Big Tech bans has been panned by conservatives and civil liberties groups, who have argued that these companies are overstepping their authority.