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'Freedom From Facebook' Wants Conservatives to Boycott This July 4

'Freedom From Facebook' Wants Conservatives to Boycott This July 4

A group of conservative activists and bloggers is urging right-wingers to defriend Facebook this Independence Day.

The 24-hour “Freedom From Facebook” boycott is necessary, they say, because the social media giant has been systemically targeting and discriminating against conservatives, blocking content, and suspending or outright banning users.

“I personally have been thrown off Facebook six times,” said Diane Sori, a Florida woman who writes a blog called The Patriot Factor. “I am a conservative blogger now gaining national recognition. They didn’t like what I wrote so they kicked me off.Sori, who maintains a number of Facebook pages, including Patriots United Against Obama Propaganda and Patriots Against the Islamization of America, describes herself on her blog as “an American Patriot who refuses to let our beloved country be changed into something unrecognizable by a man who wants to radically alter and destroy our America and take away our children’s future.” Facebook kicked her off once, she says, because she wrote that sharia was not compatible with American society. Another time, she was accused of pornography after posting a 1994 photograph of dead soldiers being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, she says.

On The Patriot Factor, she writes that she was banned because she tells the truth about the “corrupt and traitorous Obama regime.” “I cannot sit idly by for 60 days and watch the lame stream media (who has been hijacked by this regime) feed everyone a bunch of lies and half truths as Facebook removes, blocks, bans, and banishes those of us trying to get the truth out,” she writes.

The social media network’s supposed slights have been well documented in the conservative blogosphere. Joe Newby, an Idaho blogger and columnist for Examiner.com, has highlighted several instances of what he sees as overreach by the company. One Texas man found his account frozen after he wrote “Seizing the day with baby Obama” to a friend, anen d an anti-immigration group was unable to get the word out  about an anti-Obama protest it was holding.

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