Facebook has blacklisted the conservative group “Patriot Prayer,” as well as the group’s leader, Joey Gibson. The move by Facebook arrives in the wake of a Patriot Prayer member being murdered in Portland by an Antifa rioter. Facebook told a media outlet the purge is part of its “ongoing efforts to remove Violent Social Militias from our platform.”
Facebook suspended Joey Gibson’s personal account, and his Portland-based group, Patriot Prayer, as well as the personal pages of multiple group members, according to a report by the Oregonian.
The accounts were banned from Facebook on Friday morning, less than one week after Patriot Prayer member Aaron “Jay” Danielson was fatally shot by self-professed Portland Antifa member Michael Forest Reinoehl.
After Danielson’s murder, Reinoehl was given a platform by Vice News via an interview in which the self-proclaimed Antifa member appeared to admit to shooting Danielson, stating that he “had no choice.”
“I hate to say it, but I see a civil war right around the corner,” said Reinoehl in the interview. Reinoehl had previously described himself in a social media post as “100% ANTIFA.” – READ MORE
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