Wednesday, January 27, 2021

‘They just want to defend Biden,’ The Scoop co-founder tells RT after Facebook ban, accusing platforms of anti-conservative bias

Steeve Strange – co-founder of the conservative news site The Scoop, whose personal page was banned on Facebook over an anti-Biden group – has told RT that he flouted no rules and was swept up in a broader anti-conservative purge.

Facebook permanently disabled Strange’s account together with that of The Scoop’s other co-founder, Cameron Shizznit, for violating “community standards” earlier this week.

It came shortly after the Mark Zuckerberg-owned platform yanked the duo’s group, called “Patriots Against Joe Biden.” In a message justifying the deletion, Facebook said that any “pages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene” cannot be allowed on the site.

In an interview with RT on Tuesday, the company’s CEO, Strange, rejected the charges, saying that he had been watching carefully to ensure the group, which swelled to some two million members in about a fortnight, was not in breach of the site’s rule book

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