As you know, Tommy is a former reporter with The Rebel, and in fact, just this weekend he held a massive rally in Manchester where he unveiled his new documentary Pandorama on a gigantic TV screen outside the BBC headquarters there, showing BBC corruption and fake news.
I was there to cover it — if you want to see my reports go to RealReporters.uk
Anyways, I’m sure it’s a coincide — Tommy Robinson has thousands of people show up at a massive rally outside a mainstream media company, and a few days later a mainstream media company — that’s what Facebook is — just deletes him. And his one million followers.
A million people who had voluntarily clicked “like” or “follow”; a million people who obviously choose to hear what he has to say — well, someone in Facebook disagrees with their right to hear Tommy, and his right to say what he wants to say. One million relationships between consenting adults — but someone at Facebook said: ’no”. And so it was.
It’s an act of politically meddling of course. Depending on how you measure, Tommy was either the most popular Facebook page in the UK or the third most popular, after Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn. In terms of viewer engagement, it was huge. He really was a one-man news network, the alternative to everyone and everything in the UK media party.
And Facebook simply deleted it.
Facebook owns Instagram, too, so Tommy's gone from there. And he was previously purged from Twitter, and even from PayPal — they literally won’t even let him bank anymore. I know what it’s like — when Tommy worked for us, not a single British bank would let us open an account with them. When we were looking for lawyers to represent Tommy in his media law work, we literally had to go through seven different law firms before any of them would take him as a client.
You know how I did it? I literally found a lawyer whose website said he represented war criminals. He took the case.
That’s how deplatforming and depersoning and demonizing and denormalizing has gone in the UK. And don’t you think we’re far behind over here.
It’s political meddling. And of course, it’s foreign meddling. Robert Mueller is about to release his report into "Russian meddling" in the U.S. presidential election. So far, he’s found none. He’s found some garden variety fraud, or other minor things, from some members of Trump’s campaign team — you go through every single action of a man’s life with fourteen prosecutors, you’ll find something. But they haven’t found any Russian collusion, which was their raison d’être.
If fourteen Democratic prosecutors can’t find anything in two years, it ain’t findable. But here, Facebook just deleted a political and journalistic Facebook page with one million followers. Russia never did anything as huge as that.