In an act of outrageous political censorship, Facebook and Instagram announced today that they have permanently banned Tommy Robinson from their platforms.
It’s an act of foreign political meddling in the UK, too: Tommy had over one million followers, and his Facebook page was the third most popular political page in the country, after Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn. Facebook simply deleted it.
They didn’t even have the courtesy to tell Tommy directly — Facebook leaked the news to the left-wing Guardian newspaper, which rejoiced that one of their “enemies” had been silenced. So much for freedom of the press. Every British civil liberties group has been silent on the matter, too.
The Facebook ban comes just three days after Tommy’s successful release of his film, “Panodrama”, where he meticulously documented systemic bias and corruption at the BBC’s flagship investigative program, Panorama. Thousands of people turned up for that premiere, played on a massive TV screen outside the BBC headquarters in Manchester. Facebook issued a short news release, where they stated that one of the reasons they banned Tommy was that “he has also behaved in ways that violate our policies around organized hate.”
In fact, Tommy has never been charged, let alone convicted, of promoting hatred or inciting violence; that’s a lie. But what’s so terrifying here is that Facebook is saying that what its users do in “real life” — as in, not on your computer, not on Facebook, but in their homes and on city streets — will be judged by Facebook. Facebook will put your actual life on trial — a secret trial to which you won’t be invited. And you’ll learn of the verdict against you when you read it in the Guardian.
This is terrifying stuff — it’s straight out of Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four.
This morning I spoke with Tommy to talk about his next steps, and to offer him any assistance we can. Tommy told me he’s going to think carefully on the subject. Whatever he chooses to do — whether it’s taking legal action, helping him with a new website, or even inviting him to do more things on our Rebel website. I’ll keep you posted on what he asks us to do.
In the meantime, let me invite you to watch the many videos we filmed from Tommy’s great event in Manchester. I really think the striking success of that day was what sparked Facebook and Instagram to silence Tommy. I just don’t think it’s a coincidence.
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Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Right after the premiere of his new documentary about BBC fake news, Tommy Robinson talked to Ezra Levant about his future plans...
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Ezra Levant asked some of the thousands of ordinary people who travelled to Manchester to watch Tommy Robinson's blockbuster new documentary about BBC fake news, "Panodrama."
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - WATCH Tommy's full exposé to learn more about BBC's smear campaign.
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Before Tommy Robinson unveiled his documentary "Panodrama" about BBC's bias and fake news, he spoke to the thousands of people who came to see it.
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Ezra was honoured to be asked to say a few words to the thousands of people who came to the film premiere. Ezra challenged everyone in the audience to think of themselves as journalists from now on. We live in an era when we can challenge what the mainstream media tell us. In fact, it's our duty...
Final thoughts: Tommy Robinson's "Panodrama" doc is "powerful"
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Ezra talks about the massive crowd, and their reaction to Tommy's movie.
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Watch and listen to a short clip of Kelly Day performing at the Tommy Robinson rally this past weekend.
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Ezra interviewed Australian Youtuber Avi Yemini. He's been following Tommy's story for years and even joined me to report from Tommy's recent trial, and Rebel fans have again crowdfunded to send him to the UK to bring you the truth.
Published on Feb 25, 2019 - Kelly Day has travelled a long way from Saskatchewan to play How They Rule Ya at Tommy Robinson's Panodrama screening.
Published on Feb 24, 2019: This is what happened at the protest against Tommy Robinson's #Panodrama screening when Avi Yemini took the stage.