Brandon Straka, a former Democrat who founded the #WalkAway movement to lead his followers into the Republican camp, tweeted that Facebook has suspended his account for 30 days. Straka announced on Twitter that he is facing a temporary ban on Facebook while he is planning a #WalkAway March on Washington in October. He plans to rally disgruntled former Democrats to show support for President Donald Trump. “Facebook just banned me,” Straka wrote on Twitter. “I have been banned from posting, leading up to the March.” He said that this has “devastated” his efforts to reach people in advance of the #WalkAway March. “I was banned for mentioning my interview with Alex Jones. Can anybody help???” he tweeted on Wednesday.
Today I was banned by Facebook from communicating with my audience leading up to the March on Washington. This is devastating as they are depending on me 4 info. I was banned 4 mentioning the name of a conservative also recently banned from all platforms. https://t.co/aF7dZ0whYk— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) September 12, 2018
Straka provided screenshots of Facebook’s explanation for the suspension. Facebook stated, “If you post something that goes against our standards again, your account will be blocked for another 30 days.”
FACEBOOK JUST BANNED ME AS I AM PLANNING THE #WalkAway March on Washington!!! I have been banned from posting leading up to the March. This is devastated for our ability to reach people!!! I was banned for mentioning my interview with Alex Jones. Can anybody help??? pic.twitter.com/DDozepNaAI— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) September 12, 2018
Straka’s WalkAway channel on YouTube has approximately 56,000 subscribers, which has garnered since earlier this summer. Media outlets such as Huffington Post and CNN claimed that Straka’s effort is the product of a “Russian bot” campaign that is intended to sunder Democrats.
1. I just went through my twitter feed and deleted tweets that contained the name of the man who was recently banned on all platforms and the name of his show- all of them except the tweet I just put out which contained his name along with the message that I’ve been banned.— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) September 12, 2018
Straka later tweeted on Wednesday that he deleted any tweets from his Twitter posts that mention the name “Alex Jones.”
To be clear, you can be banned for SAYING THE NAME of a person or show that they don’t like. Interesting that saying the name “Hitler” 10,000x a day when describing our president is not a problem. But mention A.J.? BANNED. https://t.co/gHQl4meA4D— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) September 12, 2018
Shock jock and controversialist Alex Jones has been banned on Facebook, as have conservatives and critics of legacy media, leftists, and Democrats. Others who have been suspended or banned include activists Candace Owens and Lauren Southern.