Libertarian Ron Paul said Monday that he has been blocked from using his Facebook page. The former congressman from Texas he has been blocked for unspecified violations of “community standards.”
In response to Trump supporters’ attack on Capitol Hill last week, “big tech” has aggressively been purging users from its platforms.
According to Paul, a vocal critic of President Trump, he was given “no explanation other than ‘repeatedly going against our community standards.'” The libertarian leader said, “Facebook has blocked me from managing my page. Never have we received notice of violating community standards in the past and nowhere is the offending post identified.”
Paul is a revered figure in libertarian communities for his commitment to civil liberties and his anti-war agenda. He’s been an outspoke critic of what he considered excessive government spending and has long argued for the importance of the return to a gold standard to reduce intervention from the Federal Reserve.
Congressman Paul is the father of Senator Rand Paul. Senator Paul responded to his father being censored by Facebook writing, “Facebook now considers advocating for liberty to be sedition. Where will it end?”