Right-wing activist Joe Biggs is the latest casualty of Big Tech’s war on conservatives, as he was banned from Facebook Friday.
Screenshots of a chat between Biggs and LauraLoomer.us contributor Haley Kennington show that Biggs was banned from Facebook at 12:56pm on Friday, in the midst of their conversation.
The pair was discussing Bigg’s previous ban from Instagram – a Facebook subsidiary – when his account went dark and his messages were erased.
Facebook replaced the messages with its own which said, “This message has been temporarily removed because the sender’s account requires verification.”
Further screenshots show a “Content Not Found” message when searching for Biggs’ profile, which was listed under the name Bo Jiggs.
Biggs had only started using Facebook after he was banned from Twitter, where he had hundreds of thousands of followers.
The former InfoWars personality was in Portland, Oregon, where the Proud Boys will host a rally this weekend. The event was organized after journalist Andy Ngo was beaten in the streets by violent Antifa terrorists. It is possible that Biggs’ participation in the event might have played a part in his ban from the social networking giant.
His Twitter ban came after he was critical of the city of Portland and Antifa after Ngo’s reporting was met with violence. Ngo was hit in the head, causing a brain bleed, and his camera equipment was stolen. Nobody has been arrested by authorities in Portland over the incident.
Biggs is the latest conservative to be banned from a major tech platform, which always happens under the guise of a vague “terms of service” violation.
But Biggs’ ban puts him in good company.
He is now one of four conservative personalities banned from both Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, and Twitter. The other three are Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Alex Jones.
Loomer is engaged in a $3 billion lawsuit against Facebook stemming from her May ban. On a single day in May, Loomer, Jones, Yiannopoulos, and InfoWars’ Paul Joseph Watson were banned from the platform within minutes of each other after Facebook labeled them “dangerous individuals”.
In addition to Facebook, Loomer is suing Twitter for her November ban from that platform, where she had 260,000 followers. She is also suing the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a radical Islamist group that is a designated terror organization in the United Arab Emirates, which played a role in the ban.
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