Facebook deletes disabled vet’s Facebook page without warning – after taking $300K for ads

Facebook deletes disabled vet’s Facebook page without warning – after taking $300K for ads
Courtesy Brian Kolfage

[Ed. – This is part of the Facebook purge from last week (Thursday, 11 October).  Many of the victims were long-time Facebook clients making their living by leveraging the platform to drive traffic to their sites.  Facebook makes a ton of money off that.  The purge targeted political content publishers, but many of them had non-political activities too, and have been entirely cut off from their livelihoods now.]

On his new website which aims to put an end to social media censorship, Air Force veteran and triple-amputee Brian Kolfage explains who he is and the challenges he’s facing stating:  “I’m a veteran of The United States Air Force. I was severely wounded in Combat, on 9/11/2004 while serving in Iraq I lost both my legs entirely and my right hand. I’m the most severely wounded US Airman to survive.” …

Kolfage was the administrator of a number of Facebook pages, notably the pages Right Wing News and Military Grade Coffee, both of which were deleted recently as Facebook attempts to crack down on what it considers “misinformation” on the platform. Right Wing News had more than 3 million followers at the time of its blacklisting by Facebook. …

Kolfage stated … “This isn’t the right to free speech I gave my legs and arm to defend. Three limbs wasn’t enough for some… now my livelihood is gone with it. Facebook took down our Facebook page, cutting off all contact we had with the millions of people who signed up to follow us, the millions of people who liked what we were sharing online. We had a coveted, verified blue check mark, 3.5 Million fans, and I invested over $300,000 in ads at Facebook’s own request…”

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