Facebook removing re-open events that protest heavy-handed COVID-19 policies
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Facebook announced this week that it plans to remove event pages for rallies protesting heavy-handed COVID-19 policies in states where such rallies are not permitted, according to multiple reports.
"Unless government prohibits the event during this time, we allow it to be organized on Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson said. "For this same reason, events that defy government's guidance on social distancing aren't allowed on Facebook."
Facebook's policies have so far quashed rallies in California, New Jersey and Nebraska, among others.
The move sparked harsh criticism from right, but it's unclear what can be done to force Facebook to amend it's policy.
Unless Facebook has a change of heart, the American people need another way to organize around the re-open movement.
That's why we launched the forum at OpenTheStates.com. This forum gives you all the tools you need to connect with like-minded patriots in your community, free of censorship from "elites" in big tech and the government. You can also find out about local events and the latest news.