‘Communistic’ Facebook BANS GOP Congressional Candidate: ‘Melt The Phone Lines’ To Stop Censorship


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After getting banned from Facebook, congressional candidate Angela Roman, a Republican who is running in Oregon’s 5th congressional district, is calling everyone who has been banned from Facebook to flood a Senatorial hotline with testimony of their encounters of egregious censorship by the monopolistic tech giant.

Roman issued a warning on Twitter Monday urging Facebook users to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable for instituting communism online, noting the Senate investigation committee has requested she provide testimony.

“Melt the Phone Lines & Call to Stop FB’s Censorship! FB banned my acct. Call 202-224-1700, to voice your concerns about FB banning conservative Congressional candidates, like me,” she tweeted. “We need to make Zuck****** accountable for his socialistic/communistic ways. They want me to testify.”

Melt the Phone Lines & Call to Stop FB’s Censorship! FB banned my acct. Call 202-224-1700, to voice your concerns about FB banning conservative Congressional candidates, like me. We need to make Zuck****** accountable for his socialistic/communistic ways. They want me to testify. pic.twitter.com/2FqvFeaYzP

— Angela Roman For Congress (@RomanForOregon) September 16, 2019

Investigative journalist Laura Loomer, who is currently running in Florida’s 21st district, is also banned from Twitter, Facebook, and it’s subsidiary Instagram, after Facebook announced it was purging “dangerous” individuals from its platform, impeding the conservative firebrand’s ability to reach potential voters.

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In
August
, Facebook banned Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng’s
campaign video which highlighted how communism in Cambodia resulted in her
family fleeing to the United States for refuge. Facebook justified its
censorship, contending the platform does not permit “shocking, disrespectful,
or sensational” content.

Amid backlash, Facebook reversed its decision.

In June, Facebook banned congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra, a Republican running in California’s 44th congressional district, for posting a video of herself confronting a transgender man using the woman’s restroom, claiming the video featured “public bullying.”

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Big tech’s wealth, size, and market power has prompted Democrats and Republicans at the federal and state level to join forces to regulate the unaccountable digital titans.

The House Judiciary Committee launched a bipartisan probe on Friday into whether Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are breaching antitrust law, requesting the digital market giants turnover internal documents and communications that deliberately eliminated its competitors during the time frame they rapidly expanded.

This past week, virtually every state attorney general charged Facebook and Google with antitrust violations and announced plans to investigate the tech giants for using its conglomerate power to eliminate their competitors and stifle users.

Standing in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., last Monday 50 attorneys general from U.S. states and territories signed onto an antitrust lawsuit into the Silicon Valley tech giants. Alabama and California are the only states that did not join the investigation.

Experts warn U.S. antitrust statutes, composed decades before the development of the internet, may prove to be too outdated to break up or reign in the increasingly arcane digital marketplace, raising questions into whether the archaic antitrust laws still hold applicable legal jurisprudence.

 “At a high level, I
think the law is flexible enough to allow for a successful case to be brought
against Google and Facebook,” former Justice Department antitrust attorney John
Newman told
The Hill
. “That said, there are going to be some hurdles that the law has
erected.”

Rep. David Cicilline (D -RI), who is leading the House Judiciary Committee probe, told reporters on Capitol Hill this last week antitrust statutes will be modified to reign in the digital marketplace’s amassing power, if need be.

“One of the things we’re looking at during the investigation is whether or not we need to update or modernize our statutes because … those statutes were written 100 years ago in response to the railroad and oil monopolies,” Cicilline told reporters on Capitol Hill this past week. “It’s a very different economy today.”

Meanwhile, Facebook is also under investigation by the
Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.

Facebook announced in June, as part of its second quarter earnings announcement, the FTC has now officially opened an antitrust investigation into the tech sector.

In July, the DOJ announced its own broad antitrust review into the entirety of Facebook.   

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